We are selling hot cross buns to raise funds for the Anglican Board of Mission (ABM). This year, the proceeds from this initiative will support the ABM’s Anglicans in Development group, who are working with the Al Ahli Arab Hospital to improve child nutrition in the Gaza Strip.
The challenges faced by those living in the Gaza Strip are immense and multi-faceted, as the country deals with crises around the COVID-19 pandemic and renewed political conflict in the region. The tragic consequences of these circumstances extend to the children and parents in the region, who cannot access adequate nutrition for proper growth and development.
In this, the first of their three-year project, the Anglicans in Development group will provide health consultations and six-month nutrition support programs for at-risk children in the Gaza Strip. In addition, the group aims to empower women by providing training for 25 women to become ‘community organisers’, who will learn how to apply organisational skills to; promote good nutrition in their communities, influence public decision making, and promote self-care. Some of these trainees will then receive a stipend to support their community initiatives.
This is a bold project for the ABM, and they need our support to make this change happen. At St Peter’s College we are fortunate to have access to, and education around good nutrition; these communities in the Gaza Strip do not. By purchasing your Easter holiday hot cross buns through the School, we can provide support for this meaningful cause.
Hot cross buns can be purchased online through the TryBooking link below and will be delivered throughout Week 11. Fruitless, fruit and chocolate hot cross buns are available for $6 for a packet of six buns, with all proceeds contributing towards this project.
Orders are now open and will close at 11.59 pm on Friday 1 April 2022.
Please click here if you would like learn more about the project we are supporting.
Thank you for your continued support of the ABM and this worthy cause.
Chirath Lekamge and Aidan Hughes