N Norfolk Methodists get souped up for charity
The North Norfolk Methodist Circuit is launching its very own recipe book to raise money for Christian Aid. Tony Rothe reports.
The book is entitled ‘Souper Aid’, and is inspired by this year's Christian Aid Week ‘Every last drop’ appeal. It contains a collection of soup recipes interspersed with prayers, reflections and poems which have been contributed by a variety of people from across North Norfolk.
The book is dedicated to Florence and Rose, both Kenyans, who feature in the Christian Aid campaign. Their respective communities have been adversely affected by extreme weather, attributed to the effects of climate change. Torrential rain has swept away newly planted crops of maize and beans, and this has been followed by periods of prolonged drought.
Florence, right, is rejoicing because Christian Aid has come to the rescue of her village by building an earth dam, thus completely transforming the life of her community.
Rose, on the other hand, an 67-year-old woman caring for her grandchildren, is struggling and fears she cannot continue with her daily routine much longer. (pictured, top)
Deacon Brenda Hayes said “On an empty stomach, and in unrelenting high temperatures, Rose wearily makes a daily journey of up to six hours simply to fetch water for basic needs like washing and cooking. With our help, Christian Aid will be able to construct an earth dam for her village too.”
Brenda is expecting a slot on Radio Norfolk this Sunday in which she will publicise the book.
The circuit has produced a moving video featuring Florence and Rose which can be found on the North Norfolk Methodist Circuit website.
Copies of the book are £5, and can be obtained by e-mailing Brenda at firstname.lastname@example.org
Or Revd. Gordon Webster at email@example.com
Cheques should be payable to North Norfolk Methodist Circuit. All money raised will go to Christian Aid.
The photo of Rose Katanu Jonathan walking to collect water is courtesy of Tom Pilston at Christian Aid. The picture of Florence is also courtesy of Christian Aid.
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