Campaigning Works – Thank You So Much

Gathering outside Sainsbury's in Maidenhead.

Gathering outside Sainsbury’s in Maidenhead.

A HUGE THANK YOU to all those who have participated in our campaigns this year. You have made a real difference and changed lives. I am looking for a  Campaign Volunteer Coordinator who will help me the organisation of the 2018 campaigns. If you are interested please get in touch to have a chat about the role on 01252 329385 or email portsmouth@cafod.org.uk 

Here are the successes of 2017 

  1. Saving the homes of the Maua community in Brazil

    Volunteer Team at Kintbury

    Volunteer Team at Kintbury

2. Asking Sainsburys not to ditch Fairtrade- many of you signed letters and protested outside Sainsburys stores . However Sainsburys have not changed their position yet .

3. Increase number of parishes achieving the livesimply award including Our Lady & St Edmund Abingdon.

Creation walk

Creation walk

4. Power to Be Campaign – over 27,000 people signed cards to Melanie Robinson at the World Bank.

Young Leaders at Blessed Hugh Faringdon

Young Leaders at Blessed Hugh Faringdon

5. Saving UK aid  – ensuring 0.7% of GDP is spent on overseas aid.

6. Step forward in cutting carbon with the government’s new clean growth strategy .

7. Living out Laudato Si’ – Young CAFOD volunteers shared their passion for Laudato Si’ at a global youth conference .

Eleanor- young CAFOD volunteer

Eleanor- young CAFOD volunteer

Find out about the Share the Journey campaign for 2018 here

Congratulations to Our Lady & St Edmund Abingdon for achieving the livesimply award

livesimply steering group

livesimply steering group

Well done to Our Lady & St Edmund Parish in Abingdon for achieving the livesimply award  and many thanks to Anne Dodd, Steve Stevens, Fr Jamie and other members of the steering group for all your work towards the award.  Last year on the blog we featured the start of the parish journey as the parishioners wrote pledges to live simply, sustainably and in solidarity with the poor. A  year on look at the amazing amount they have achieved.

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Brilliant Boscombe Bakers raise £350

The Boscombe Bakers

The Boscombe Bakers

A HUGE THANK YOU to Maureen and Annie and their team of bakers for raising an amazing £350 at their cake sale and coffee & waffle morning last Sunday 10th December at Corpus Christi church Boscombe . These regular cake sales are very popular and a great way to raise funds for CAFOD.  

Many thanks to all those who bought cakes and enjoyed a coffee & waffle.

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Inspired by the Boscombe Bakers why not hold you own cake sale to raise funds for CAFOD . Stuck for ideas look at  CAFOD’s A to Z of fundraising ideas