Wednesday, 25 November 2009

Child headed families

With the maize seed we are going to identify the child headed families and the elderly who have no one to help them and each family will receive a 10kg bag. Please pass our thanks to everyone who made this possible and it will be a great Christmas present.

This is the message we received this week to thank the parish here for transferred a third contribution this year to our linked parish in Zimbabwe. Over several weeks £540 had come in from St Michael’s Harvest celebrations and from one regular generous donor, so we were able to respond in the month that the rains have started and the particular appeal is once again for seed.

The phrase ‘child headed families’ is all the more haunting for the way it is handled as being factual and unremarkable.

The picture of, in our case, winter sowing was taken in a local field last month.

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