• 28 April 2015

Black Santa Fund donates £6,000 for relief work in Nepal

Belfast Cathedral’s Black Santa Fund is making a donation of £6,000 for relief work following the devastating earthquake in Nepal.

£5,000 will be sent via Christian Aid, and the other £1,000 will be channelled through Habitat for Humanity NI to help specifically with that organisation’s work on the ground in Nepal.

Announcing the grants, The Dean of Belfast the Very Revd John Mann, said: “This relatively small amount of money may seem like a drop in the ocean when we consider the scale of the natural disaster that is affecting this remote area that has many very inaccessible regions, and where resources are inadequate. However, it is symbolic of our concern, and reflects our prayers for all who have been affected in any way.”

Contributions to the annual Black Santa Sit–Out at Christmas on the steps of St Anne’s are collected throughout the year and so the Cathedral is in a position to respond to crisis situations such as that in Nepal.