March community help feed the people of Aleppo by supporting the work of nuns in the war torn city

Nuns help to feed families in war torn Aleppo. Their work has inspired fund raising in March. Here a

Nuns help to feed families in war torn Aleppo. Their work has inspired fund raising in March. Here are volunteers in their kitchens - Credit: Archant

Parishioners at a church in March have rallied round to support the Franciscan Sisters working in Aleppo by sending out more than £2,000 this Christmas.

Feeding people in Aleppo. The nuns helping run a soup kitchen in the war torn city are from the same

Feeding people in Aleppo. The nuns helping run a soup kitchen in the war torn city are from the same order as the nuns from March - Credit: Archant

The money was raised from the Sunday collection at Our Lady’s Catholic Church the weekend before Christmas.

Funds also came from staff and students at All Saints Inter-Church Academy holding non uniform days and a collection at the their Christmas play.

Fr Paul Maddison, parish priest in March, said: “We were all touched by the emails I have received from the sisters in Aleppo and we wanted to respond.

“This was a way of making a real and immediate difference to the lives of so many desperate people.”


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Sr Brygida, the superior in Aleppo, said “You cannot imagine how grateful we are for this support and the knowledge of knowing that wonderful people are thinking of us.”

The sisters working in Aleppo are feeding more than 10,000 people a day and are from the same religious order as the sisters working in March parish.

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