Sunday, 4 December 2011

Hartley Wintney raises money for forests - A Rocha - The Big give - World Land Trust

St. John's, Hartley Wintney, Hampshire, are having an alternative Christmas Card this year to raise money for the rainforest fund.

This Christmas Card Tree was made from an old cardboard box and members of the congregation are invited to write their Christmas message on a "bauble" and stick it on the tree instead of buying individual cards.

Money raised by the 9th of December will be donated on line to A Rocha's tree-planting programme in Ghana which is part of the "Big Give" where signed-up charities receive double the donations between 5th and 9th December. -

See the Arocha International part of the Big Give Website

If Hartely Wintney raises and donates £100 then it will be the fourth church in CEL's 100 churches project .
Another project taking part in the Big give  which CEL's 110 churches project encourages people to support is World Land Trust.  For £100, WLT can purchase and protect an acre of critically endangered tropical forests and other vital habitats in Colombia, Ecuador, Guatemala and Mexico.

If you would like to donate to either of these - please donate early in the week - early on Monday straight after 10am preferably - as there is only so much matching funding available to double what you give... If you are too late on Monday, try giving early on Tuesday.

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