It has been another great Fast Day appeal at St Edmund Campion Parish in Maidenhead this weekend – thanks to our amazing young speakers from the primary school!
At each Mass, one of the pupils spoke about CAFOD’s work to the congregation, explaining how this Lent we are encouraged to think about the themes of water and sanitation and introducing Zimi and her community in Zimbabwe, and how they were helped by CAFOD’s partners.
They all stressed the importance of match funding, which is such a unique opportunity this year (as the government will match pound for pound all donations made to CAFOD’s Lenten appeal), and encouraged everyone to support CAFOD’s work.
Although speaking at Mass can be a nerve-wracking experience, the children all looked extremetely confident and delivered their talks very skillfully, in spite of sometimes adverse weather conditions (during the talk at the 11.15am Mass, there was a massive and rather noisy downpour during the CAFOD talk, which made the delivery more challening! Quite appropriate for the theme of water though! 😉 )
All speakers got a round of applause in the end, and a Thank You certificate – all very well deserved.
But let’s hear directly from them what they had to say about their experience of speaking up for CAFOD!
A huge thanks to the pupils, their parents, Mrs Camp-Overy who prepared them, and of course to all parishioners for supporting the CAFOD appeal: a fantastic total of £1425.45 was raised over the weekend, which is absolutely brilliant!! Such a great result could have never been achieved without the support of our amazing young speakers! 🙂 Thanks again to everyone!