Church of England Diocese of Manchester St. Katharine, Blackrod

HARVEST Charity Collection for MSF

27 Sep 2020, 10 a.m.
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Supporting MSF - Medecins sans Frontieres (Doctors without Borders)

We are running our Harvest collection a little differently this year. The PCC has chosen Medecins sans Frontieres to benefit from our Harvest donations. MSF won the Nobel Peace Prize in 1999 for pioneering humanitarian work. It was founded in 1971 by a group of French doctors and journalists who believed that all people have the right to medical care regardless of gender, race, religion, creed or political affiliation, and the needs of these people outweigh respect for national boundaries.

MSF currently has 30,000 staff working in 70 countries delivering emergency relief to areas of natural disasters, refugee crisis, disease devastation and long-term disease treatment. The key medical conditions encountered in the work by MSF are many and varied – such as polio, cholera and Ebola, and now Coronavirus.

If you feel you would like to donate please put your cash donation in an envelope marked 'Harvest donation' and return it to church any time in October. Alternatively you can donate via St Katharine's website at

Please message the website to tell us the donation is for Medecins sans Frontieres. We will wait until the end of October before we count the money and forward a cheque to the charity. Please support Medecins sans Frontiers if you feel able. Thank you.