A HUGE THANK YOU to all our amazing volunteers!

  • Deirdre
  • Meeting at St Bedes

As we come to the end of June, a month where we have be celebrating our wonderful volunteers, I would like to say a personal thank you to every volunteer in the Portsmouth Diocese your support, love and concern for those communities that CAFOD works with has been truly amazing despite the difficulties you have faced in the last year. Thank you all so much!

Over the past 18 months volunteers throughout England and Wales have come together online to hear from our friends and partners around the world, and have joined in prayer at online Mass. When churches were unable to open their doors to congregations, volunteers did contactless collections, organised plant sales and walked, swam and ran to raise money. Education volunteers Zoomed into school assemblies and lessons because they were unable to visit in person.

A record-breaking year

  • 59,423 registrations to watch CAFOD online talks 
  • 13,510 supporters watched CAFOD online talks live
  • 4,229 supporters watched recordings of online talks 
  • Children’s Liturgy Live webinars brought 797 families to pray and worship online with CAFOD

The celebration of volunteer month culminates on Thursday 1st July with the Volunteer Forum with Christine Allen and Neil Thorns from 6:30pm to7:30pm followed by Mass with CAFOD trustee Fr Mark Odion.

Please register here

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