Peak District pumpkin parade lights up Hope

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Where there’s Hope there’s light...

There certainly was when the Peak District village was bursting with brightly lit pumpkins as a national symbol of international relief charity World Vision’s campaign to turn a night of fear in to a Night of Hope.

World Vision was asking people to follow in Hope’s footsteps and carve a heart into their own pumpkins this Halloween and display them as a symbol of hope.

As darkness fell, the residents of Hope carved hearts into their pumpkins, creating lanterns of hope for vulnerable children in the world’s poorest countries who live in fear every night of the year.

Celebrity chef Lesley Waters, who supported the event said: “The residents of Hope are a real inspiration as they helped launch the campaign and this year I urge every family in the UK to carve a heart into their pumpkins as a mark of hope for children whose fear is very real.”

World Vision is an international relief and development charity, working with children, families and communities to overcome poverty and injustice.