Annual Humber Bridge Cross This Weekend

CAFOD and Christian Aid supporters are invited to gather on Saturday May 6 for the annual Humber Bridge Cross.

Humber Bridge

The annual Humber Bridge Cross takes place this weekend

 The fun event allows people of all ages to complete a sponsored walk across the bridge to the Barton side and returning as many times as they can in a three-hour period.

The cross takes place from 2pm until 5pm and will be opened by Bishop Alison White of Hull.

 Each participant who completes at least one cross will be given a certificate of completion on the day.

 CAFOD representative in Middlesbrough, Carol Cross, said: “The Humber Bridge Cross is always a really fun event and we are delighted to have teamed up with Christian Aid again this year.

“There will be a warm welcome whatever the weather and friendly encouragement from the stewards on the bridge, as well as refreshments for everybody to enjoy.

“We are all really looking forward to it and the proceeds are of course going to worthwhile causes.”

Lampedusa Cross

The Lampedusa Cross is a symbol of hope for refugess

As Christian Aid marks 60 years of Christian Aid Week on May 14, the organisation is inviting people to join them in standing in solidarity with refugees around the world.

CAFOD also shows solidarity with refugees and gave each cathedral in England and Wales a Lampedusa Cross in 2016. The cross is made of shipwrecked refugee boats by Italian carpenter Francesco Tuccio and is a symbol of hope.

Today, tens of millions of people across the globe are forced from their homes due to war, conflict and disaster. Many are forced to make life-threateningly dangerous journeys.

In 2015 some one million people crossed into Europe and with borders across the continent now closed to refugees, thousands are stranded – and in need of urgent help.

For more information on the Lampedusa Cross, visit our website.

For more information on the event, contact Nora Hanson on 01482 802814.

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