Charity appeals for help in the New Year

PEOPLE looking to make New Year's Resolutions have been encouraged to support a charity which helps farmers in Africa.

Farm Africa says it teaches African farmers the skills and know-how they need to grow enough food for their families – and have extra to sell at market.

The charity says there are a range of activities people gan get involved with that will make a difference.

A spokesman said: "This year you could commit to hosting a coffee morning, arranging a cake sale, or getting your local school or church to take part in a welly-walk to raise funds for Farm Africa.

"Or if you want to make a resolution to do something a bit more adventurous, you can run a marathon, or even climb Africa’s highest mountain, Mount Kilimanjaro?"

"Or you can sponsor a farmers’ group: http://www.farmafrica.org/farmaid/

The charity said millions of families in Africa will go to bed hungry every night.

Sussex farmer, Tim Jury, put himself through a triple challenge to ‘celebrate’ his 60th birthday.

Tim ran the London Marathon, the ultra marathon of 69 miles along Hadrian’s Wall and cycled the 78 miles from his home near Hastings to the Farm Africa office.

The money he raised this year means that he has now raised more than £100,000 for Farm Africa since he started fundrising 26 years ago:

To find out how you can help others to make a life-changing resolution this New Year, please visit: http://www.farmafrica.org/get-involved/

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