Lent Appeal 2017

The Diocese of Norwich’s Lent Appeal 2017 to raise funds for a new car for Hospice Ethiopia has raised over £40,000! This will pay for a new Toyota Rav 4 car and several years’ of running costs. This will allow for continued expansion of their community care programme, resulting in more people receiving vital palliative care in their own homes.

Many thanks to all those who donated so generously to the appeal.

The Diocese of Norwich supports Hospice Ethiopia in the Bishop’s Lent Appeal 2017

In 2017 the Bishop’s Appeal in Norwich will be focused on raising money to provide a car for Hospice Ethiopia to reach those in need of palliative care.

Through the appeal, your money will go towards providing the Hospice with an off-road rental car for three years.  Roads are often rough and of poor quality, and public transport is busy and unreliable.  We want to help enable care and equipment to reach those who cannot travel to the hospice.

Cars are expensive and difficult to maintain given the availability of parts.  By renting the vehicle all maintenance costs are included; well advised given the quality of the roads.

In addition, the nurses are frequently carrying medicines to their patients, in particular opiate pain killers, which would make them vulnerable on public transport.

More information and resources are available at http://www.dioceseofnorwich.org/churches/seasonal/lent/