Two charities are to benefit by more than three times the amount planned, thanks to the generosity of worshippers at Holy Trinity Church, Ripon.
A special 'Mission Partnership' collection was taken over the Christmas period and now, instead of giving away £1000 the church has written a cheque for a total of £3500.
The first charity to benefit will be Christian Aid’s appeal for the Central African Republic & South Sudan where many people have been forced to flee. The money will be split between Christian Aid and a second charity, Embrace the Middle East. Its work is with Syrian refugees in camps in the Lebanon.
Vicar of Holy Trinity Ripon, Revd Chris Butler said, “We set ourselves a target of £1000 for our special collection, but this year the generosity was such that we actually raised a much bigger than expected amount. £3500 is being split equally between these two appeals.”