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World Vision UK – the world’s largest, international children’s charity – has a new campaign called “Grow Hope”, which is aiming to raise awareness of Ethiopia’s transformation from drought to lush vegetation and get help to achieve similar results in other parts of Africa.

This year marks the 30 year anniversary of the 1984 Ethiopian famine, the worst in living memory. Thanks to World Vision and the generosity of supporters, the Antsokia Valley, which was hardest hit by drought, is now a lush, green oasis. Hope of a future free from hunger has grown into a reality. This video tells you more…

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=19ZsByGtobg

World Vision will be exhibiting gardens at three RHS Flower Shows this summer to mark the anniversary of the famine and celebrate the transformation of Antsokia. They are also offering a chance to win RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show tickets when you register for a Grow Hope pack, on the World Vision website: http://www.worldvision.org.uk/growhope/competition

For every person who signs up, World Vision will give vulnerable families in Zambia orange maize seeds, rich in Vitamin A, to ensure children can live a life free from the fear of hunger. They hope that the free packs will encourage people to reflect on the progress made and spread the word about the help that is still needed – to grow hope and share hope.

I’m signing up, will you?

Old School Gardener