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March church and school send aid to feed Aleppo people

Parishioners and schoolchildren in March have rallied round to support the Franciscan Sisters working in Aleppo by sending out over £2,000 this Christmas.

The money was raised from the whole Sunday collection on the weekend before Christmas at Our Lady’s Catholic Church being given to help, and from the staff and students at All Saints Inter-Church Academy holding non-uniform days and a collection at their Christmas play.

The sisters working in Aleppo are feeding over 10,000 people a day and are from the same Religious Order as the sisters working in March parish.

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.”

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.”

Pictured above is the Jesuit Refugee Service kitchen in Aleppo and a meal being served by the Franciscan Missionaries of Mary in Aleppo.