Bring & Buy in Chandler’s Ford raises £400 for Connect2 Peru

St Edward's Bring & Buy sale

St Edward’s Bring & Buy sale

Many thanks to the fantastic CAFOD group at St Edward’s church Chandler’s Ford for organising a Bring & Buy to raise money for Connect2 Peru on Wednesday 17th May. Many people supported the event by bringing in items to sell such as books, jams, honey and cakes. Tea and coffee was  provided so that the shoppers could have a well earned rest and an amazing £400 was raised to help CAFOD projects in Peru.

Bring & Buy

Bring & Buy

Connect2 Peru supports two projects in Peru one in the outskirts of Lima and one in the mountains in Cruz de Mayo. Peru is one of the countries most affected by climate change in the world. The mountain glaciers are a very important source of water for most people living in Peru, but they are disappearing. The Cruz de Mayo Community relies on melt water from glaciers above Lake Parón for its water supply. At the same time, the Community members are observing changes in the weather patterns – the rainy seasons are becoming shorter and the dry seasons much more extended.

 

Our partner CEAS is  working with the Cruz de Mayo Community to look at possibilities for developing sustainable livelihoods where they currently live. CEAS and the Cruz de Mayo Community are specifically aiming for an environmentally sound economic development: one that makes sustainable use of land and water in a context of high vulnerability to climate change.

Relaxing over a cuppa

Relaxing over a cuppa

 

 

Lyndhurst Plant & Cake Sale raises over £3000 for Ethiopia

Henry Rosenvinge; Jill Trant; Sheila Blyth; Mel Wainwright; James Trant and Carole D'Arcy

Henry Rosenvinge; Jill Trant; Sheila Blyth; Mel Wainwright; James Trant and Carole D’Arcy

A local Lyndhurst team of CAFOD volunteers sold over a thousand plants on Saturday 13th May to raise money to buy seeds for a community in Ethiopia that has been hit by drought.The seventh Annual Plant and Cake Sale was organised by the church of Our Lady and St. Edward, and raised the amazing amount of £3026 which is an increase on last year’s total and a new record!

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Come to Lyndhurst for fabulous plants and cakes on 13th May

Henry Rosenvinge; Jill Trant; Sheila Blyth; Mel Wainwright; James Trant and Carole D'Arcy

Henry Rosenvinge; Jill Trant; Sheila Blyth; Mel Wainwright; James Trant and Carole D’Arcy

The Church of Our Lady and St Edward in Lyndhurst is holding its 7th Annual Plant and Cake Sale in aid of Connect2: Ethiopia organised by Henry Rosenvinge and his team of CAFOD supporters on Saturday 13th May.   There will be over 1000 flowers and vegetable plants, with garden bric-à-brac, and lots of freshly baked cakes. The sale is from 10am until 12pm at Henry’s house Dunelm, Silver Street, Emery Down in Lyndhurst. Entrance is £2 which includes tea, coffee and cake.  Not to be missed! Continue reading