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Bishops of Grimsby & Hull to cross the Humber for Christian Aid Week

06 May 2016

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Tomorrow (Saturday, 7th May) the Bishop of Grimsby, The Rt Revd Dr David Court, and the Bishop of Hull, The Rt Revd Alison White, will take part in the annual crossing of the iconic Humber Bridge, meeting at the halfway point, to mark Christian Aid Week.

At 2pm, Bishop David will officially start the Humber Bridge Cross for walkers on the south side of the Humber and begin his crossing. Speaking ahead of the walk, Bishop David said: "I'm delighted to be part of an event to support an organisation that takes seriously the call of Christians to be those who make a positive difference in the world, and I'm looking forward to meeting Christians from both sides of the Humber who are passionate about issues of justice and equality in our world."

The Humber Bridge Cross, now in its 34th year, is an annual sponsored event that challenges walkers to cross the bridge as many times as they can to raise money for Christian Aid Week and CAFOD. Christian Aid reports that nearly 400 walkers took part in the Humber Bridge Cross last year, raising over £11,000 for Christian Aid Week alone.

As the Christian Aid Week website states, 'This is the week we love every neighbour. Jesus calls us to love our neighbour as ourselves, and not just the ones nextdoor or at the end of the street. Christian Aid Week unites over 20,000 churches to put this love into action. Together we’ll hold church collections, host Big Brekkie fundraising breakfasts, and collect house-to-house.' This year Christian Aid Week will be held from the 15th to the 21st of May.

The walk will start from underneath the Humber Bridge on Far Ings Road, Barton-upon-Humber, and walkers may register on the day from 1.30pm.