Tuesday, 8 July 2014

#Grow Hope- A world Vision campaign

Hello all!
How are you?

Today I want to talk to you about an amazing campaign that I think will really touch your heart.

As you may or may not know, this year marks the 30th anniversary of the 1984 Ethiopian famine: the worst famine in living memory. Thanks to World Vision and the generosity of their supporters, local people and organisations were able to help turn the Antsokia Valley, which was hardest hit by drought, into what is now a lush, green oasis.

Hope of a future free from hunger has grown into a reality for those living in the Antsokia Valley. Families are able to feed themselves on the crops they grow and can enjoy life once more.

However, extreme hunger remains in other parts of Africa and around the world. Other families and children are in need of help.

World Visions new campaign 'Grow Hope' aims to mark the 30th anniversary with a bang by growing and sharing hope including Grow Hope activities at festivals and garden shows over the next few months. For every person that signs up to support the campaign, World Vision will give vulnerable families in Zambia orange maize seeds for farming, to help ensure their children can live free from the fear of hunger. All you have to do is fill in a form and you will receive a beautiful Grow Hope box containing freshly ground coffee from Ethiopia to share with a friend, and calendula (marigold) seeds for you to plant, as a reminder of the hope that is being grown in Zambia because of people like you.

World vision also need your help to get the word out there about their amazing campaign! Send your posts and pictures of what hope means to you to the email address above, tweet them to @worldvisionuk with the hashtag #growhope or post them on the World Vision UK Facebook wall.

Hope is all around us, no matter what form it takes. Your tweet/picture could be of your family together, a flower you have planted in bloom, a gathering of friends or a favourite meal that brings a smile to the people who eat it – anything that is a source of happiness and hope.

To find out more and sign up for the campaign to receive your free box of goodies, click here. Why not get involved with the world's largest international children's charity and make a difference?! World Vision really are an amazing organisation, they focus on child sponsorship to bring lasting improvement to whole communities as well as providing humanitarian support for victims of natural disaster, conflict and famine; such as the Ethiopian disaster.

So, what does hope look like to me?

This incredible photograph was taken by my lovely parents, while volunteering in Ghana.

'Hope is like the sun, which as we journey toward it, casts the shadow of our burden behind us'

Thanks so much for reading. I hope you have a really wonderful day.



  1. Wow lizzie! It's so amazing that you are sharing this incredible charity with everyone! You are such a thoughtful person! Lots of love c xxx

    1. That's so sweet of you Cathy!
      Thanks so much for your lovely comments, they make my day!
      L xo

  2. Thanks for sharing, Lizzie! Will tweet a pic soon. :) xxx
    The Jolly Fashionista


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