Many thanks to all our parish volunteers who organised a soup lunch last Friday on Harvest family fast day at these churches :-
St Edmund Campion Bournemouth
Our Lady Immaculate Westbourne
Our Lady Queen of Peace Southbourne
Corpus Christi Wokingham
St Edward the Confessor Chandler’s Ford
St Thomas of Canterbury Cowes Isle of Wight
St Wilfrid’s Ventnor Isle of Wight
St Joseph’s Maidenhead
Patrick from St Joseph’s told me “About 30 parishioners attended the lunch and enjoyed a lovely get-together for a good old chat whilst enjoying their soup and roll. Father John Lee blessed the meal and thanked everyone for their attendance as well as endorsing the excellent work that CAFOD provides in support of communities that strive to support themselves.”
Donna from St Edmund Campion Church told me “The soup lunch was supported by 40 people and raised £240 with the help of their local Tesco which donated, rolls, tea, coffee and biscuits towards the event.”
Clare from St Edward the Confessor told me that £102.40 was raised at their soup lunch.
Holding a soup lunch is a great way to be in solidarity with those around the world who do not have enough to eat or the choice of food that we have. Our family fast days enable us to reflect on how much we have and the choices we can make compared to our brothers and sisters living in poverty around the world.
Soup lunches can also be a great sociable and fun way to raise funds for CAFOD. So please consider holding one for Lent fast day Friday 15th march 2019!