A big ‘howdy’ to everyone down at Our Lady Immaculate in Westbourne who braved the dance floor recently at a special International Dine and Dance event held in aid of our Refugee Crisis Appeal – which even included line-dancing instruction!!
Organiser and CAFOD volunteer Susan Kelly, told us
“After a delicious 2 course meal of chicken tangine, wiltshire bake or vegetarian curry followed by apple strudel or tiramisu, guests were treated to a cabaret presented by Theresa and George. They then turned up the heat with their Argentine Tango which was then cooled down by the wonderful voice of Duncan who also provided his own backing.
“The guests were then invited to join in the fun and learn some Line Dances! Everyone gave their services for free so all proceeds from the evening is to be divided equally between CAFOD Refugee Crisis Appeal and a local charity Hannah House.”
The fantastic evening raised a whopping £304.14!! Susan also sold some apple strudel at tea and coffee after Mass on Sunday! (This post is making me hungry!)
Thank you so much Susan and Bernard for all your hard work and everyone who took part and raised such a fab amount for our work!
As you know, CAFOD is supporting Church partners in Syria, who are providing food parcels, medical aid and relief supplies and helping people find safe places to stay, in areas held by both government and opposition forces. The extensive community networks of the Church, even as a minority faith, mean that the agency is well placed to provide aid in some of the worst hit and most inaccessible areas of the country. We are also working with partners in Lebanon, Jordan, Turkey and Iraq.
In Europe our sister agencies in the Caritas network are providing aid to refugees in almost every country in Europe. We are directly supporting Caritas Greece and Caritas Serbia, who are providing food, water, shelter and emergency supplies like nappies and hygiene items, raincoats and sleeping-bags to thousands of refugees every day. The governments of both countries are struggling to cope with the crisis.
Watch our short film below where children in Lesbos speak about their experiences.