Fund Raising continues
Fund Raising continues

Bag-Packing at Tesco in support of Medical Relief in the Holy Land

On Tuesday 22nd December members of Clogher Diocese assisted by a number of youth organizations will be involved in bag-packing in Tesco, Enniskillen from 9.00am to 9.00pm, to raise funds for the Holy Land Medical Relief Fund, an initiative being pioneered by Bishop Jackson.
Two Diocesan Pilgrimages, led by the bishop and clergy of the diocese, travelled to the Holy Land in 2008 and 2009; and a third is to take place in 2010. Subsequently the Holy Land Medical Relief Fund was established to spearhead a major fundraising drive to support the updating and restructuring of St. Luke’s Hospital in Nablus. The hospital, which was built around the turn of the 19th century by the Church Missionary Society (CMS), is administered by the Anglican Diocese of Jerusalem and provides health care services to the poor and needy, regardless of race and religion. It is also an essential symbol of mutual respect and cooperation in the city of Nablus where it is a major employer, providing Christians and Muslims the opportunity to work together for the Common Good.
Last Christmas, the people of Clogher Diocese responded generously to an appeal for support for the Al Ahli Hospital in Gaza, and following on from this appeal the Holy Land Medical Relief Fund was established by Bishop Jackson along with a number of people who had participated in the Diocesan Pilgrimages to the Holy Land. Many events have taken place throughout 2009 to raise funds for this initiative, and the Diocesan Mothers’ Union has already given all monies collected at its recent Carol Service held on December 6th in Galloon Parish Church to the Fund. Also, the collections at Carols Services in both Clogher and Enniskillen Cathedrals, along with the Portora Royal School and Monaghan Collegiate School Carol Services will also go towards this Fund.