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Clerics to wrap up warm for charity sit outs

Two leading clerics in Clogher Diocese will be wrapping up warm over the next few weeks as they prepare for 12–hour charity sit outs.

On Wednesday, 14 December, Archdeacon Brian Harper will be taking part in his annual charity sit out at the gates of Magheracross Parish Church, Main Street, Ballinamallard alongside his colleague in Ballinamallard Methodist Church, Revd John Beacom. The sit out will take place from 8am to 8pm.

This year they will be supporting Tearfund and its work with Ukrainian aid agencies and the Water Drops project, building water storage tanks in Kajiado diocese where drought is a major problem.  Water Drops is a charity run by Ronnie and Maggie Briggs who have 40 years’ experience of living and working among the Maasai community in the Kajiado Diocese of Kenya where they worked as mission partners with CMS Ireland.

Archdeacon Brian Harper.
Archdeacon Brian Harper.

Then on Thursday, 22 December, Dean Kenneth Hall will take part in his first charity sit out at the gates of St. Macartin’s Cathedral, Church Street, Enniskillen, from 9am to 9pm for local, national and international charities.

Dean Kenneth Hall.
Dean Kenneth Hall.

The charities supported by the Dean’s sit out include Water Drops. Another charity supported is Air Ambulance NI which provides the Helicopter Emergency Medical Service for the region. The final charity supported is St Macartin’s Cathedral Outreach Fund helping to fund groups such as Parenting and Wellbeing, Messy Church, Xplore, Supper at Six and Senior Citizens.

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