Omelette challenge for Christian Aid week
THE walls of Barnard Castle have been chosen among several iconic scenes in the North East for a series of short films to promote Christian Aid Week.
Darlington Methodist District chairperson Ruth McGee cooked an omelette in front of the tourist attraction while giving a 90-second homily about “loving every neighbour” to advertise the charity’s Big Brekkie fundraising events. Charity Aid Week starts on May 15 and aims to raise cash to help some of the world’s poorest people with food and homes.
Other scenes to feature in the Extreme Omelette Homily Challenge are Sycamore Gap, on Hadrian’s Wall, and the roof of the castle, in Newcastle. The videos are to be shared on social media sites such as Youtube, Vimeo and Facebook.
Methodist minister for Barnard Castle Revd Beverley Hollings was on hand to offer support and enjoyed a taste of the omelette.
She said: “I am so proud they have chosen this lovely spot with the historic backdrop of the castle for this modern way of collecting money for charity.”
She added that people who could deliver their cash collections for Christian Aid Week to Curlews bookshop and the BookAid shop in Barnard Castle.