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4 May 2015
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George Turner: ‘unsung hero’

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Founding member of A Rocha UK and distinguished medical scientist George Turner has died, aged 91. His funeral took place at Christ Church, Southport, […]

4 May 2015
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How to give creation a rest

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Liberating nature will be the aim of A Rocha UK’s wildlife family week this summer, as two leading environmentalists join forces with an accomplished […]

4 May 2015
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Wolf Fields springs back after break-in

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Children and churches have helped Wolf Fields spring back into life after the community garden was attacked by raiders. A Rocha UK suffered more […]

4 May 2015
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A Rocha UK boosts faith in climate lobby

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climate lobby 3Faith will be part of the fight against climate change at a major London lobby this month – thanks to A Rocha UK and its partners.

At The Climate Coalition’s ‘Speak Up’ event on 17th June, A Rocha UK is playing a key role in ecumenical services at St Margaret’s Church, Parliament Square, and Emmanuel Centre, Marsham Street. And supporters are being urged to join what could be the single biggest climate lobby in history.

Churches and Theology Director Dr Ruth Valerio and Conservation Director Andy Lester will be part of the team leading worship and prayer – as thousands gather in central London for the mass lobby (pictured is a scene from the previous march). Main speaker at the services will be Bishop of Salisbury Rt Rev Nick Holtam, with contributions from Ruth Valerio, Irish singer-songwriter Andy Flannagan, and staff and partners from other agencies.

Taking place from 12-5.30pm, the ‘Speak Up’ event will be a chance for people to tell the new government they care about the affects of climate change – and that they want to protect all they hold dear. A special guide is available here.

1 April 2015
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Call to Wolf Fields raiders

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raiders invited to restore wolf fieldsRaiders who snatched equipment from A Rocha UK have been invited to help them change a former wasteland into a community garden.

Workers were shocked to find wrenched padlocks and valuable items missing from their Wolf Fields project on St Patrick’s Day (17th March). But instead of condemning those who took more than £1,000 worth of equipment, they’re encouraging the thieves to come forward and help transform the three-acre site in Norwood Green, Southall.

The theft was discovered by Communities Officer Kailean Khongsai (pictured), when he turned up to start his shift there on the Tuesday morning. ‘I went to check the site – and found all the padlocks broken,’ he said. ‘There must have been at least two or three people involved, because some of the items are big and heavy. The intruders also trampled on the allotment, but the damage isn’t major and can be repaired.’

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