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June 19th, 2015

Helping Linda Barker and World Vision to Let Hope Bloom

Intandem is helping TV Celebrity Linda Barker and humanitarian charity World Vision, to help raise funds and promote World Vision's work with Cambodian children. Rachel Goddard is part of a group of local villagers who are organising 'Let Hope Bloom', a day of crafts, cakes, and other activities on Saturday, 27 June 2015, to a raise vital funds for the Charity.

Let Hope Bloom is so named in support of World Vision's  #Floral Friday campaign, backed by Linda, that urges supporters to wear floral clothing or accessories on July 10th and text “Floral” to 70060, to donate £5 to help Cambodian children.

Everyone is invited to participate in craft workshops which will be running throughout the Let Hope Bloom day and will include decorative paper cutting, origami, ceramics, henna tattoos, crochet, stitching and photography classes, face painting, printing and bunting-making. All the activities will have a floral theme in support of #Floral Friday. Participation is free although donations to World Vision are welcome for each workshop.

Linda will be opening the day at 10.30am at Ellerton Village Hall and giving a presentation about her thought provoking trip to see the work World Vision does in Cambodia. She will share her stories about the children she met and explain how everyone can play their part in improving the lives of children in this beautiful but impoverished country.

Children from Ellerton and Aughton have recorded a song for the fund-raiser, ‘Vision for the World’, which they will sing at Let Hope Bloom – and attendees can enjoy the music over home-made cakes and tea.

Children in Choir

Linda says: "My time in Cambodia was extremely thought-provoking. Malnutrition is a key health concern there and the cause of about one-third of deaths in children. Many children survive on nothing but two bowls of rice each day. Unemployment is a major problem in the poorest rural areas and young children are often left with ageing relatives, or even to fend for themselves, while their parents work away from home for months at a time.

It is fantastic that everyone in Ellerton and Aughton has got behind World Vision and the Floral Friday theme to create Let Hope Bloom. Breaking the cycle of poverty is critical for the next generation in Cambodia. I am grateful to anyone who can donate a little time or money to help.”

Everyone is welcome to join Linda from 10.30am to Let Hope Bloom, make a difference to the lives of Cambodia's children and enjoy a free day of fun and creativity.

Read more about Linda's visit to Cambodia here.

Find out more about Floral Friday at: worldvision.org.uk/FloralFriday

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