‘Creating a Buzz in Nepal’
with the Bishop of St Albans’ Harvest Appeal 2020
Our Bishop’s Annual Harvest Appeal this year will help many people in Nepal. In 2015, Nepal suffered immense loss and devastation in two major earthquakes; thousands of lives were impacted- 9,000 people died, communities made homeless, infrastructures collapsed and livelihoods completely lost.
In more recent years, however, the Nepalese people are growing to appreciate the value of beekeeping. Bees help to maintain the fragile biodiversity, as pollinators, to enhance crop production and a good income can be generated from sales of honey. It has been estimated that the country of Nepal can sustain 125,000 beehives; presently, there are around 26,000, showing there is significant opportunity.
In the Harvest Appeal resources, you can read Pastor Manish’s story, whose life has now been transformed – his faith in God, determination and entrepreneurial attitude have resulted in him now having a successful beekeeping business -and his desire is that many other families can experience the same.
Sending Your Gift
Where possible, participating churches and schools should send their donations (including any reclaimed Gift Aid) by BACS transfer – details for this transaction are:
- Bank account no: 20776041
- Sort code no: 20 – 05 – 03
- Payment Ref: NEPAL4100101
If a BACS transfer is not possible, cheques can still be accepted. Cheques should be made payable to St Albans DBF and sent to ‘The Bishop of St Albans’ Harvest Appeal 2020’, c/o Holywell Lodge, 41 Holywell Hill, St Albans AL1 1HE.
An individual wishing to give to the Bishop’s Harvest Appeal can use the online giving facility – ‘bee button’ – & where indicated our Appeal partner, Tearfund, will collect the Gift Aid on these donations.