Harvest Celebrations at Wimborne

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Wimborne's Harvest Festival Service on Sunday 25 September was led by Revd Gwyneth Owen. This year we supported the 'All We Can' (formerly MRDF) Appeal entitled 'Make a Splash'.

Through photos and commentary we learnt about the life of Prossy, a 14 year old Ugandan girl. She used to spend four hours a day collecting water from a muddy well and dirty pools. These were some distance away and she had to keep an eye out for snakes, and was often attacked by men hiding in the bushes. The dirty water was used for drinking, cooking, and washing and people often fell sick.

All We Can, in partnership with other charities, set up two enormous water tanks in the village so that rain water could be collected and stored. For the first time, Prossy and her friends feel safe. Without the need for long and dangerous journeys to collect water, they have more time to attend school, with the result that grades are improving, and children are free from the sickness which was so prevalent. Prossy's life has changed out of all recognition.

The Wimborne congregation donated their gifts via Appeal envelopes, which, together with their prayers written on blue 'water-droplet' shapes, were all presented and blessed at the altar. You can see these in the photos, alongside two samples of water — the dirty water from the wells, compared with the clean water (in the gourd) which we expect from our taps.

Many of the congregation stayed to enjoy a simple lunch following the morning service. Over £1500 was raised for the 'Make a Splash' appeal through the envelopes and donations for the lunch.

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