Trustee Colin Celebrates his 85th Birthday!

Happy Birthday Colin!


Dr Colin Crawforth first came to International Aid Trust in 2004 following the Tsunami that had devastated southeast Asia.

Colin soon became part of our team and has served as a trustee for 18 years now, bringing wisdom, encouragement and prayer. Over this period Colin and his wife Denise have been very active in helping others, spending time volunteering in our warehouse and offices, leading prayer meetings, giving talks and encouraging support for the charity in their local area.

Rev Bernard Cocker, our CEO & Founder says; “Colin has a special love for Ukraine, a nation that he has visited. To celebrate his birthday, Colin and Denise made a very generous donation for the purchase of mine detectors in Ukraine. Their gift will be saving lives for a long time to come.

A caring friend, always putting the needs of others before himself, Colin has also been very active in his own borough of Rossendale, as a church elder and as a town councillor, serving as Lord Mayor in 2017 -18. We have some great people at International Aid Trust!

God bless you Colin and Denise.”


New Hope Academy, Sierra Leone

New Hope Academy, Sierra Leone

Download here the pdf  to read about the progress on the building of our New Hope Academy Secondary School in Sierra Leone, the children attending, the blessing the school will be to the local community, and how you can pray for and support the completion of the building.

Ambulances – Driving Hope to Ukraine


Read our recent press release here: and follow the journey of two emergency ambulances from our warehouse in Hesketh Bank to Ukraine.
You can also view a video of one of the ambulances being presented by Bernard and the International Aid Trust Ukraine team at Fastov Regional Hospital Clinic here: Driving Hope to Ukraine – Emergency Ambulances – YouTube  And watch more, very encouraging, videos from Bernard’s recent visit to Ukraine on our YouTube channel: @InternationalAidOrg International Aid Trust – YouTube

In Touch 8 magazine!


The new edition of our ‘In Touch’ magazine is out now! You can read it here
There’s lots of news of all that God is doing through International Aid Trust: encouragement from the Prison Ministry in Ukraine, the Vision Mission improving sight in Sierra Leone and where they will be helping next, Holiday Bible camps and clubs in India, Moldova and the Philippines, as well as more aid coming into the warehouse and a visit to one of our shops!

If you have signed up for postal updates, your printed copy of In Touch 8 should have arrived! If you have not subscribed to postal updates and would like a copy or would like a larger number of copies for your church or group, please email: 

Good news from India



There is a lot of good news to share from the ministry in India; children and young people are having great fun and learning about the God who made them, at Holiday Bible Club, new churches are being planted and new believers are being baptised, please follow this link to read more:



Sierra Leone visits

Over the last few months three of our UK teams have been blessed to visit our ministry in Sierra Leone.

Please follow this link Sierra Leone visits to read more about baptisms on the beach, progress on the building of New Hope Academy, eye tests for nearly a thousand people in Lungi, Palm Sunday with real palm branches and joy in Jesus!

Peter & nurse Rebecca undertaking eye tests
David & Lorna with high school children


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