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Thousands raised for cyclone aid

An appeal to raise money to help people affected by Cyclone Nargis in Burma has raised 35,000.

The cyclone struck in May, killing an estimated 130,000 people and leaving hundreds of thousands more homeless.

The Lichfield Diocese has been sending proceeds to the church in the country, distributed through Anglicans in World Mission, at regular intervals.

The Bishop of Lichfield's Emergency Appeal for Burma will continue to accept donations until 18 August.

The money was raised by collections in churches in the Lichfield Diocese which covers Staffordshire, the northern half of Shropshire, Wolverhampton, Walsall, and half of Sandwell.

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