People of Ashton Hayes are well aware of the issue of climate change and the need for renewable energy. This is one reason why as a church we decided to support a project in Bangladesh, a country which is vulnerable to effects of climate change, such as drought and flooding. Through Tearfund, a Christian relief and development agency, St John’s has become a CONNECTED CHURCH with the LAMB PROJECT BANGLADESH.
- LAMB are working in 37 different communities in north-west Bangladesh. They will engage 140 churches, enabling them to protect themselves from climate change and be leaders in their communities.
- 16,458 families living in under-served, disaster prone areas of northwest Bangladesh will learn how to adapt to the effects of climate change.
- Approximately one million people will receive information on reducing the risk of disasters through posters, leaflets, and community theatre.
We held a “Mission Sunday” in church at which our Vicar, David, talked about the Project and we raised £732.50 … with more is coming in. David and Professor Roy Alexander led an assembly at Ashton Hayes School, in which the children looked at the solar panels on the school roof (supplied by Ashton Hayes Community Energy Company) and learnt how solar panels supplied by LAMB BANGLADESH are helping schoolchildren in Bangladesh.