As this year’s donations were again match funded by the UK Government’s Department for International Development, that means the Diocese will have raised over £120,000 to support our partners overseas to provide clean and safe water to the poorest communities. This will include the repairing or providing water pumps and training in order to maintain them. It will also fund hygiene programs, education in sanitation, and the building of latrines. The amount raised through matched funding will enable access to clean water, sanitation and hygiene programs to over 300,000 people in Uganda, Zimbabwe and the Democratic Republic of Congo.
In parishes, the money has been raised through Fast Day collections, sponsored events, Lenten Lunches and breakfasts, coffee mornings and holding traidcraft stalls. In schools students have held sponsored walks, cake sales and the ever popular non-school uniform days!
Thank you all for your continued support and dedication!