Enlightening talk about our work in Bangladesh at Lent Meeting in Reading.

Parish volunteers

Parish volunteers

Thank you so much to everyone who came to our Lent fast day meeting in Reading last night it was great to see you all. Many thanks to Christ the King Church for hosting  and to Mike Terney our parish volunteer there for organising the meeting .

Sally Kitchener

Sally Kitchener

Also thank you to Sally Kitchener our content writer for giving such an interesting and engaging talk about Mahinur who lives in Bangladesh and the difficulties she faces.  Mahinur relies on fishing to feed her disabled husband and son but last year a drought killed all the fish in the river and now she is struggling to put food on the table.  There is no happy ending to this story yet as this is the situation Mahinur faces today and she needs our help.

Mahinur

Mahinur

So this Lent please support our Lent family fast day on Friday 15th March by having a simple meal or giving up a treat and donate the money you save to support families like Mahinur who are in need of help.

Inspiring talk on Peru at Lent Meeting in the Isle of Wight

Parish volunteers & Fr Jonathan

Parish volunteers & Fr Jonathan

It was lovely to meet parish volunteers from the Isle of Wight at our  Lent fast day planning meeting on Saturday 16th Feb at St Thomas of Canterbury Church Cowes. Many thanks to Geraldine Heath our Volunteer Area Coordinator for the Isle of Wight for organising the meeting and thanks to Fr Jonathan and St Thomas of Canterbury for hosting the meeting.

Jess Michelmore

Jess Michelmore

Jess Michelmore, our Communications Officer for Latin America gave an inspiring talk about our work in Peru, and the Warmi Huasi project in Lima which provides safe places for children to play and learn. One person commented that her talk gave “genuine in site to CAFOD projects” and that hearing first hand about how their donations make a difference is so useful.

Thank you to everyone who attended the meeting.

We have more Lent fast day meetings this week so do come along.

18 February Christ the King, Reading 7:15pm to 9pm. At this meeting Sally Kitchener from the communications team will be speaking about her recent visit to  CAFOD projects in Bangladesh.

21 February St Margaret Mary, Park Gate 7:15pm to 9pm. At this meeting Maureen Thompson will be speaking about her recent trip to COP24 UN Climate Summit and CAFOD’s Climate Change Campaign

23 February St Bede’s, Basingstoke 10:30am to 1pm. At this meeting Helene Lavaud HR adviser for CAFOD will be speaking about her recent trip to Eastern Congo and CAFOD’s work caring for child soldiers.

5 March St Joseph, Newbury 7:15pm to 9pm. At this meeting Kezia Harrow our Step into the Gap volunteer will talk about her recent trip to visit CAFOD projects in the Holy Land.

Please book your place by emailing portsmouth@cafod. org.uk  or call 01252 329385

Fantastic Lent Fast Day meeting at Totton

Parish Volunteers

Parish Volunteers

It was great to see so many of our parish volunteers at our first Lent fast day meeting at  St Theresa of the Child Jesus church hall on Saturday . Thank you so much for coming and I do hope that you found it useful.  Many of you commented on Nikki’s inspirational talk about our work in Bolivia and how it really made “CAFOD come alive”.  It was lovely to see how the Hands On Altiplano project had changed lives and given people hope for the future.

Nikki Evans

Nikki Evans

We have more Lent fast day meetings coming up in the next few weeks so do come along.

16 February St Thomas of Canterbury, Cowes Isle of Wight 10:30am to 12:30pm. At this meeting Jess Michelmore CAFOD’s Communications Officer for Latin America will be speaking about her recent trip there.

18 February Christ the King, Reading 7:15pm to 9pm. At this meeting Sally Kitchener from the communications team will be speaking about her recent visit to  CAFOD projects in Bangladesh.

21 February St Margaret Mary, Park Gate 7:15pm to 9pm. At this meeting Maureen Thompson will be speaking about her recent trip to COP24 UN Climate Summit and CAFOD’s Climate Change Campaign

23 February St Bede’s, Basingstoke 10:30am to 1pm. At this meeting Helene Lavaud HR adviser for CAFOD will be speaking about her recent trip to Eastern Congo and CAFOD’s work caring for child soldiers.

5 March St Joseph, Newbury 7:15pm to 9pm. At this meeting Kezia Harrow our Step into the Gap volunteer will talk about her recent trip to visit CAFOD projects in the Holy Land.

Please book your place by emailing portsmouth@cafod. org.uk  or call 01252 329385