World Vision, the world’s largest international children’s charity, is asking people in Belfast to remember the children living in the world’s hardest places this Halloween, by ditching the scary face on their pumpkin and carving a heart instead.
As children across Belfast prepare to head out for a night of ‘fun’ fear on 31st October, scared of what ghosts and ghouls might await, there are millions of children who live in real fear every night of the year.
World Vision’s annual Carve a Heart campaign aims to help children living in the world’s poorest countries, living in fear of hardship, loneliness, abuse, hunger or conflict.
The campaign will help children like Abishek, 6, whose has home was destroyed in the Nepal earthquake in April or Srey from Cambodia who was forced into prostitution at 17 to help repay a loan for her sick father’s medical bills.
TV interiors designer and World Vision ambassador, Linda Barker, said: “I’ve met children in real need in Cambodia who have been helped by World Vision so at Halloween I’ll be carving a heart in my pumpkin rather than a scary face.
“While we’re enjoying a spooky night of ‘fun fear’ on 31st October, we’ll be supporting children across the world who are experiencing real fear every night of the year.”
This Halloween you can turn a night of fear into a night of hope.
Carve a heart. Be there for children living in fear. Text HEART to 70060 to donate £5 to World Vision. Help us turn a night of fear into a night of lasting hope.
For more information, visit www.worldvision.org.uk/carveaheart.