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Norfolk Lent project will train nurses in Nepal

Wendy BirchamNorfolk-based children's charity Morning Star is launching a project this month to train nurses in Nepal from money raised from people giving things up for Lent.

The Give it up for Lent campaign is backed by the Diocese of Norwich
Wendy Bircham [pictured right], who runs Morning Star Children’s Charity Nepal, a home for 49 orphaned or destitute children in Kathmandu, is thrilled that the Diocese have chosen this project to focus on.
Wendy said, "Morning Star Children's Charity has experience in supporting and training nurses, and our specific desire is to enable more young girls to train as nurses and to improve the conditions of the poor, and help the lives of destitute children."
Nepal is one of the poorest countries in the world, and unlike the UK, does not have a national health service. This means that access to hospitals, doctors and nurses is denied to many poor people, and with only one nurse for every 10,000 people, health-care is very limited.
Nurses for Nepal 
Wendy said, "Lent is a very important time for many Christians covering 40 days in preparation for Easter. Lent can be a time of giving up some of our comforts, in doing this it can help us to focus on how much Jesus gave up for us. The idea of the Give it up for Lent project is for people to give up something and put the money saved towards training nurses in Nepal."
Visit the Morning Star website to find out more about the project: www.mscc-nepal.org.uk The website will be updated regularly during Lent with more content, videos, and blogs.  

If you would like Wendy to visit your church or group or for more information please go to the contact page on the Morning Star website or phone her on 01493 667989



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