Many thanks to all those who came to the Harvest fast day briefing at English Martyrs’ Church Reading last night . It was great to see so many of our parish volunteers and supporters there and to share the story of Edelmira from El Salvador. Edelmira and her husband Martir are farmers in Cachagua, El Salvador who have been supported by CAFOD’s Partner Solidarity CVX with training in farming techniques, raising chickens, and crop diversification. Edelmira has also joined a women’s group which has help her to grow into the confident chatty women that she is today. So this Harvest we are asking you to help support other farmers like Edelmira so that they can become self-sufficient.
Our next Harvest briefing is on Saturday 9th September at St Joseph’s Centre Christchurch BH23 1EH from 10am to 12pm so do come along, and we also have one on Saturday 23rd September from 2:15pm to 4:15pm at St Stephen’s church Winchester SO22 4JB. We would love to see you there!
HUGE thanks to English Martyrs’ parish for hosting the meeting, to Richard Tudor our CAFOD Volunteer Area Coordinator for Reading for organising the meeting and to the CAFOD parish volunteers who served teas and coffees and helped set up and clear away.