‘Speaking up’ for the planet

Scene from Global Sleaford's 'Global Supper' event. Pictured (from left) Nick Thorley, regional coordinator for Christian Aid, Les Parker, of Global Sleaford, Stephen Phillips, MP for Sleaford and North Hykeham, Victor Mughogho, Christian Aid partner in Malawi, and Geoff Stratford, climate campaigner. Picture: Pete Banks
Scene from Global Sleaford's 'Global Supper' event. Pictured (from left) Nick Thorley, regional coordinator for Christian Aid, Les Parker, of Global Sleaford, Stephen Phillips, MP for Sleaford and North Hykeham, Victor Mughogho, Christian Aid partner in Malawi, and Geoff Stratford, climate campaigner. Picture: Pete Banks

An environmental group in Sleaford backed a national campaign to raise awareness of climate change with a ‘Global Supper’ in the town.

Global Sleaford held the event recently at the New Life Conference Centre as part of the Climate Coalition’s Speak Up Week of Action.

“Attendees heard hard-hitting facts about global warming and sampled food from countries already affected by it,” a spokesman for Global Sleaford said.

Speakers were: campaigner Geoff Stratford; Victor Mughogho, Christian Aid partner in Malawi who spoke of the impact of climate change in Africa; and MP Stephen Phillips.

“All [who attendeded] agreed the need act now to avert the most catastrophic effects of climate change, which are already being suffered by those who deserve it least,” the spokesman added.

For more on Global Sleaford, visit the group’s Facebook page.