• Make a stand for Eco Church

    CRE stand busy - 1Hot on the heels of the Eco Church appeal fund, A Rocha UK set up their first ever stand at the Christian Resources Exhibition (CRE).

    A Rocha UK displayed their award scheme at CRE just after the Eco Church appeal fund was launched by CEO Andy Atkins. ‘We’re delighted at the demand for Eco Church,’ said Andy. ‘Now we need to raise funds to respond effectively.’

    Supporters have been encouraged to donate online (at www.justgiving.com/arochauk – quote EC201605 in the comments box so your donation can boost our work with churches). People have also been advised that they can give by post (FREEPOST RSSB-SCBG-CSKR, A Rocha UK, 18 Avenue Road, Southall UB1 3BL – use the code ‘EC201605’ on the reverse of any cheque or charity voucher sent).

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First silver award

An award-winning Suffolk congregation has added Eco Church to its growing list of accolades. Emmanuel Church, Bungay, has snatched the first ever Silver Award in A Rocha UK’s scheme. The honour has been bestowed following more than £140,000 worth of work on the church’s community buildings.

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PM digs for victory in youth work

Prime Minister David Cameron connected with the roots of nature when he joined A Rocha UK Conservation Director Andy Lester and Adventure Plus chief Jon Cox for a recent tree-planting ceremony in Oxfordshire.

Mr Cameron was helping put the finishing touches to a newly expanded copse on Adventure Plus’s site. It’s the first stage of an ‘adventure base’ to enable hundreds of children enjoy nature and acquire bushcraft skills. Adventure Plus has been working with A Rocha UK and other partners to plant more than 1,500 new trees in this wildlife-rich copse as a place for birds and animals to live – and young people to learn.

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