Lancashire churches’ cash gift to poor families

Appeal organiser Arton Medd
Appeal organiser Arton Medd

Lancashire’s Church of England schools and churches raised a generous cash boost for struggling people in Burundi and Ghana.

The Bishop’s Harvest appeal across the Diocese of Blackburn raised a total of £24,110 last year, it has been announced.

Parishes and schools in all over Lancashire contributed to the funds, which will go towards Christian Aid in Burundi and Tree Aid in Ghana.

Christian Aid is teaching farmers the specialist agriculture knowledge they need to help increase the amount of crops they can grow, while Tree Aid helps families grow trees for nutritious food all year round, fighting hunger and malnutrition.

Appeal organiser Arton Medd said: “This is a magnificent total of which Christian Aid will receive two thirds to support farmers in Burundi in growing more food for their families and in developing their coffee cultivation to earn some money for school fees.

“Tree Aid will receive the other third to promote the growing of fruit trees in dry areas of Ghana.”