Walking for Water

The Bishop of Wakefield and the Bishop of Pontefract are joining two fundraisers from our churches in Brighouse on a sponsored walk along the Pennine Way to raise funds for fresh drinking water in Tanzania.

Meg Willard and Ann Guilfoyle set off on June 15 to walk the 270 miles to raise money for the Water for Life project - to provide funds to dig wells in villages in our three link dioceses in Tanzania of Mara, Rorya and Tarime.

Bishop Tony and our Tanzania link officer, Revd Dr Stephen Spencer braved every kind of weather on the first day of the walk through Edale and the Bishop of Wakefield, the Rt Rev Stephen Platten will join them for their penultimate day up in Northumberland next week.

The Revd Dr Stephen Spencer said: “With all this rain we’re experiencing here, it is hard to imagine that many families in Tanzania still have to walk several kilometres to find clean water.”  

If you want to sponsor Meg and Ann or just help with the fund raising project you can call Stephen on 01484 715889 or email him at  stephenspencer8@me.com or you can simply send a cheque made payable to DBF and send it to Church House, 1 South Parade, Wakefield WF1 1LP. Mark your cheque Water for Life on the back so we know which fund you want it to go to.

Bishop Stephen with the Walkers for Water

Meg Willard and Ann Guilfolye completed the Pennine Way on 6July at Kirk Yetholm. Bishop Stephen joined them on the penultimate day in the Cheviots.  The excessive rain and wind of the last three weeks did not stop the walkers covering the 270 miles in the planned time.

Well done Meg and Ann!

All sponsorship money is for the Water for Life project for wells for villages in Mara.  Please send cheques to Stephen at 2 St John Street, Brighouse HD6 1HN, payable to the Diocesan Board of Finance. 
Additional donations are very welcome.


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