Bishops’ Appeal releases £10,000 for Nepal relief

Wednesday April 29th 2015

Bishops' Appeal smFollowing the devastating earthquake in Nepal on April 25, the Church of Ireland Bishops’ Appeal has released £10,000 and is appealing for further donations.

Bishops’ Appeal has directed these funds towards search and rescue efforts, the setting up of makeshift medical centres, water purification and shelter.

All funds channelled through Bishops’ Appeal will support the invaluable efforts of Christian Aid and Tearfund partners in the worst affected areas of Nepal.

Bishop Patrick, Chairperson of Bishops’ Appeal states: “We urge individuals, parishes and dioceses to give generously to help the eight million people who have been affected by the earthquake.  We pray that those responding on the ground gain access to the resources that they need to bring hope and healing.”

Bishop Patrick also requests that donations to the earthquake victims are given over and above general giving to Bishops’ Appeal so that other impoverished communities do not suffer at this time due to redirected funds.

Christian Aid have highlighted that as little as £5 or €6.85 can provide a hygiene kit and £100 or €137 can provide a waterproof temporary shelter for four families.

Donations can be sent to: Bishops’ Appeal, Church of Ireland House, Church Avenue, Rathmines, Dublin 6.

Electronic donations can be made to Bishops’ Appeal Euro or Sterling accounts with the word ‘Nepal’ in the subject line.  If you wish to receive an acknowledgement of funds donated, please email:  Bank details can be found on the website

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