The Bishop’s Harvest Appeal raised £22,817 in 2018.
Rt Rev. Julian Henderson, Bishop of Blackburn, thanks all the churches and schools which took part in the Appeal, as well as the team from the Diocesan World Development Group who organised it.
The money will support agricultural programmes in two very different countries. In Sierra Leone, the 'Kids in Kailahun' project gives orphaned children the skills and resources to make a good living from the land.
Meanwhile, in the Amazon part of Brazil, marginalised Quilombola (ex-slave) communities will be helped to make the most of the Brazil nut harvest and protect a vital part of the world environment as they do so.
For more information about where the money will be going click here.
Details of this year's appeal will be announced soon.
Commenting on the 2018 total, Bishop Julian said: “In what are difficult times for many, the giving to my Harvest Appeal is cause for much thanksgiving to God and I am grateful to everyone who has made a contribution."
Ronnie Semley, May 2019