MP and charity worker discuss need for foreign aid, Apr 28

Sutton for Peace and Justice is staging a public meeting next month entitled “Aid works – why we should maintain the foreign aid budget”, where the speakers will be Carshalton and Wallington MP Tom Brake and Graham Gordon, of global charity CAFOD.

Charities are struggling to cope with the latest humanitarian crisis caused by drought in east Africa

The organisers say, “Our informed speakers will provide evidence that foreign aid is a good thing, with examples of how aid money can have a real impact on people’s lives, and will equip us with the arguments to dispel the myths and protect the amount which the government spends on foreign aid.”

Graham Gordon heads CAFOD’s Public Policy team, dealing with international development, finance and environmental issues in Africa, Asia and Latin America. Tom Brake is the LibDems’ foreign affairs, international development and defence spokesperson.

Sutton for Peace and Justice is a voluntary group which promotes and campaigns on local, national and global issues. Diverse and independent of any political party, Sutton for Peace and Justice is a members’ organisation which meets monthly, sometimes with guest speakers.

The Aid Works meeting will be staged on Friday April 28, at Sutton Quaker Meeting Hall, Cedar Road, Sutton, SM2 5DA. Doors open 7pm. There is no entry charge, though donations will be taken on the night.

Please reserve your place by email to
or by text message to 07740 594496.

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