CHURCHES in Skipton and surrounding villages are preparing to deliver envelopes to 5,000 homes during Christian Aid week, May 14 to May 21.

Over the last ten years, Christian Aid Skipton and District has raised more than £100,000 to support poor and vulnerable people in many countries around the world, regardless of faith or nationality creed or culture.

Church volunteers will once again be delivering envelopes asking for a generous response to help 'turn hunger into hope'.

A spokesperson said: "Families in Zimbabwe and other countries in Eastern Africa are suffering from the combined effects of the Covid 19 pandemic, conflict, and drought that have robbed them of the power to provide for their children.

"And 7,000 miles away, the war in Ukraine will drive up food prices in Zimbabwe and around the globe. Without the fertiliser and food - like wheat and cooking oil - that Ukraine and Russia produce, vulnerable families will be pushed even deeper into hunger.

"Working with local partners who know the people and understand their needs, Christian Aid seeks to achieve equality, dignity and freedom for all."

A coffee morning and lunch, with Fairtrade stall, will take place in Embsay Methodist Church on Saturday May 14, from 10.30am to 1.30pm.