Volunteers from the Westminster Diocese are joining thousands of others to help complete a 24,900-mile walk around the world in solidarity with refugees. On 15 May, a group of walkers embarked on a three-week journey to walk over 150 miles around the London loop as part of CAFOD’s Share the Journey campaign. Ann Milner, who organised the walk, said: “As a contribution to CAFOD’s campaign, the parish of Our Lady Immaculate and St Andrew, Hitchin is organising a pilgrimage around the London Outer Orbital Path, known as the LOOP, consisting of a series of prayerful day walks taking place between May and June 2018.”
Once again (last Saturday 12th May) the fabulous annual plant and cake sale broke its own fundraising record and raised a staggering £3,600 for Connect2 Ethiopia.
Henry Rosenvinge who organised the sale told us “The sun shone, the people came out in support, the village traffic came to a deadlock, there were queues at the gate and at the refreshments, there was much chatter and lots of smiles, the CAFOD banners fluttered in the breeze, and the Sale raised over £3,600 for Connect2 Ethiopia which is another record for us.”
A HUGE THANK YOU to Henry and Nuala and all the volunteers who supported the sale by growing plants, making cakes and helping to sell on the day. Many thanks to all those who came along and bought plants and cakes.
In our Connect2 community in Sebeya, in northern Ethiopia, drought threatens hundreds of families who rely on farming for survival. CAFOD is helping vulnerable households with food and seeds, new water points and dams for irrigation.
Many thanks to the Boscombe Bakers for raising £276 for the Lent fast day appeal at their cake sale after Sunday masses at Corpus Christi Church Boscombe on 5th &6th May. This fantastic amount will be match funded by the UK Government so thank you so much !