As part of our parish ‘Covenant with the poor’ a charitable project has been chosen for 2017.
At an open parish meeting held on the First Sunday of Advent, after hearing many suggestions, it was agreed that as a parish we should support Syrian refugees in Lebanon through the Christian charity “Embrace the Middle East”. Of the estimated total of over 6 million Syrian refugees Lebanon has accepted over 1.5 million. As a parish we aim to raise £2,000 over the course of the next year for this charitable work, and specific fund raising events will be held. Fund raising events are listed on the upcoming events calendar page, which is here.
To date just over £800 has been raised.
Further details of the charity ‘Embrace the Middle East’ can be found here. This link will open in a new tab.