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15th May 2018

£24k+ total for Bishop's 2017 Harvest Appeal

The Bishop’s Harvest Appeal across the Diocese of Blackburn (The Church of England in Lancashire) for 2017 raised a total of £24,110 it was announced today.

Funds raised have come from parishes and schools in every part of the County - from Tunstall to Chorley; Blackpool to Whalley and every place in between.

The annual appeal, organised by the Blackburn Diocese World Development Group (WDG) will support Christian Aid  and Tree Aid.

Tree Aid in Ghana helps families grow and use trees for nutritious food all year round, fighting hunger and malnutrition.

Click here to read the 'thank you' letter from Tree Aid for the Diocese of Blackburn's support.

Commenting on the total raised by his appeal in 2017, Rt Rev Julian Henderson, Bishop of Blackburn said today: “The continued level of giving to the Bishop’s Harvest Appeal is something for which we should all give thanksgiving to God. I want to extend warm and grateful thanks to all from our parishes and schools who contributed.

“My 2018 Appeal will begin shortly and we will announce the beneficiaries soon. In the meantime, I would like to encourage as many churches and schools as possible to get ready to be involved this year so together we can make a difference to the lives of those less fortunate than ourselves.”