PARISH WALK FOR CWS OPERATION REFUGEE
For a number of years the Nelson Tasman Methodist Parish has supported this annual Christian World Service (CWS) fund raising event to support the ever growing number of refugees world wide Currently more than 82.4 million people have fled their homes due to war, persecution or natural disasters . These refugees and displaced people from Afghanistan, Palestine, Syria, Ukraine and other places desperately need food shelter, education, medical care, which are all basic human rights. To raise the funds to assist this need a group of our parishioners have walked a relatively short distance to emulate in a very small way what refugees and displaced people have to do to find a safe refuge. The parish walk has always ended at a cafe where the walkers and others who wish to join, relax and socialise over refreshments. This year thirteen of our congregation walked to the Ernest Rutherford Retirement Village Cafe where they were joined by another two parishioners. Over $120 was raised that day for Operation Refugee.