Big-hearted response to Bishop’s appeal for Kenya
THE Bishop of Chelmsford’s Lent Appeal for Kenya has reached its target of £60,000.
With these funds the drought-stricken Diocese of Marsabit in Northern Kenya – with which the Diocese of Chelmsford is linked – will be able to purchase the water bowser it needs to save lives.
Stephen Cottrell, the Bishop of Chelmsford, has expressed his gratitude to local communities and churches throughout Essex and East London for their generosity:
“I am very proud that so many big-hearted people in Essex and East London have responded to my appeal to save the lives of their brothers and sisters in Kenya, and I am grateful for their generous support.
“People came up with enterprising fund raising initiatives like lunches and concerts and sales of produce and art. One of the curates in the diocese even raised money by challenging herself to survive on a diet of rice and beans.
“When I visited Kenya I saw nomadic people who had been forced to settle by a major road so that that they could access emergency water supplies, elephants digging for water with their trunks in dried-up river beds and, most sobering of all, children begging for water.”