21st Oct, 2016

Methodists dig deep to help Nepal

Rob George 26th Jun, 2015 Updated: 20th Oct, 2016

CARING Evesham Methodists have again dug down into their Emergency Disaster Fund to donate to the victims of the Nepal earthquake.

After previous gifts to those suffering in Syria, Iraq and Gaza a donation of £1,000 was sent to Nepal via the British Red Cross.

The donation came at the same time as Christian Aid Week when collectors from all the churches were out and about in Evesham with envelopes they were pushing through people’s doors.

Last year Christian Aid raised over £10million at national level to assist needy people around the world.

Treasurer of the fund, John Powney said: “Our members are extremely generous when it comes to the kind of disasters we are seeing currently in our world.”

Associate minister at the church, Rev David Haslam said, “Many people do not realise how much church people give to the poor and dispossessed in our world.

“The Christian faith calls on us to care for our brothers and sisters, even those we do not know and have not seen.

“We hope those suffering in Nepal will gain encouragement and hope from the help being given from all around the world,” he added.

The national Methodist Church has also sent £10,000 to its local partner church body to assist the relief work already being undertaken.

Anyone else who wishes to help boost the Emergency Fund can send cheques to Evesham Methodist Church, at Bridge Street, WR11 4SF and marked ‘for emergencies.’