Harvest Festival helps us to celebrate many things: the successful gathering in crops, gratitude for our food, the work of those who farm the land and the careful stewardship of creation. It is also a time when we increasingly think of those struggling with environmental change, which impacts upon their ability to support themselves. This year the Sodor and Man diocesan harvest appeal will support the work of Ripple Effect (formerly Send a Cow) in Zambia.
Ripple Effect – Will your church help grandmothers like Agness fight hunger this harvest?
Ripple effect is working on how to fight both poor harvests and the climate crisis. Through the use of seeds, trees and bees it is helping people across the world to meet new environmental challenges. Agness lives on the front line of the climate crisis in central Zambia where crops are often destroyed due to erratic weather conditions. Earlier this year, Agness’s maize crop was washed away by flash floods. She is now worried about having enough food to feed her extended family of forty in the coming months. By donating your Harvest collection, you could help us to work alongside grandmothers like Agness as they learn how to transform their farms with climate-resilient seeds, trees and bees. This Harvest you can be part of this ripple of change! You can find out more about Agness’s story and draw upon many other resources at rippleeffect.org/harvest
Any donation may be sent directly to Ripple Effect, but please let the Bishop’s Office know, so your efforts can be properly appreciated and a running total can be kept across the diocese.
Alternatively, you can makes donations via the Bishop’s Office. Please send it with the reference Harvest Appeal to
Account Name: Bishop of Sodor and Man (it is now only one ‘n’, which is a change from previous years)
Sort code: 202674
Account Number: 90176311
If you are asked whether the account belongs to an individual or a company it is registered as a company.
If you prefer to send a cheque please make it out to Bishop of Sodor and Man.