Thursday, November 01, 2007

Wellington Walk

Around 20 people gathered on a lovely sunny day to Stand Up & Speak Out at the church of St John Fisher in Wellington. Each representative brought with them a number of signed slips of paper that were joined to form long chains of 595 signatures.

With the chains forming bonds between them, the campaigners set off through the half mile of the town holding "STAND UP AND SPEAK OUT AGAINST WORLD POVERTY" placards, to the Parish church of St John the Baptist.
An increased crowd of 34 stood for a moment to remember those in poverty throughout the world and those suffering injustice and oppression whilst traffic flowed past.

As well as being a fantastic event to raise awareness of Global Poverty the organisers also used the occasion to announce their presence as the recently formed 'Christian Care for One World'.