Come to a Harvest Fast Day Briefing in September

Harvest fast day poster

Harvest fast day poster

I would like to invite you to one of our Harvest fast day briefings in September in preparation for Harvest fast day on Friday 5th October. We have 4 briefings around the diocese.

Wednesday 5th September at St Joseph’s Church hall West Street Havant PO9 1LP from 7:15pm to 9pm.  At this meeting Nikki Evans, CAFOD’s Programme Officer for Bolivia will speaking about our work in Bolivia and giving an update on the Hands On Bolivia which was launched in 2016.

Saturday 8th September at St Bede’s Church Hall Popley Way Basingstoke RG24 9DX from 10:30am to 1pm

Wednesday 19th September at English Martyrs Church hall 64 Libenrood Road Reading RG30 2EB from 7:15pm to 9pm

Saturday 22nd September at Our Lady Queen of Peace Church hall Douglas Road Southbourne BH6 3ER from 2:30pm to 4:30pm

At these meetings Weronika Oziranska CAFOD’s Regional Support Officer for Latin America will be speaking about her recent visit to Peru and the Warmi Huasi project in Lima which works with families and children.

Everyone is welcome so please book your place by emailing portsmouth@cafod.org.uk or calling 01252 329385

Scorching Summer Fundraising BBQ on Isle of Wight

Summer BBQ on Isle of Wight

Summer BBQ on Isle of Wight

Many thanks to Alistair Drain, our CAFOD parish volunteer at St Saviour’s Totland Bay and to his team of wonderful volunteers for organising a fantastic summer BBQ on Sunday 5th August. The amazing amount of £570 was raised and will go towards the refugee crisis. 

CAFOD  volunteers

CAFOD volunteers

A HUGE THANK YOU to  Freshwater Ukulele who provided  superb entertainment, playing  a wide variety of songs including Lean on Me, In the Summertime and Sunny afternoon – very appropriate given the lovely weather.  Also many thanks to Brian Wells for hosting the BBQ in his beautiful garden. Finally thank you to all those who supported the BBQ looks like you had a great time!

Freshwater Ukulele

Freshwater Ukulele

If you are interested in fundraising for CAFOD there are  lots of ideas here.

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English Martyrs Primary School Walk 680 “Share the Journey” miles.

Starting off on the walk.

Starting off on the walk.

Wow thank you so much to all the children at English Martyrs Primary School Reading for walking a total of 680 miles for the Share the Journey campaign. What fantastic amount!

Linda Heneghan our school volunteer for the Reading Area told us about the walk . “It was absolutely joyous 412 children,  28 adults. and Francesca (the CAFOD puppet) walked around the school perimeter which is about half a mile. The younger children did one lap and older ones did more. Some of the Year 6 children walked all afternoon so they must have covered about 5 miles! Luckily they enjoyed a “shower” as they passed by the Early Years classroom to cool them down. One of the staff had made a brilliant  Share the Journey banner and fortunately the weather was cloudy so not too hot.”

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Thank you so much to all the children and staff for taking part  in a Share the Journey walk and showing your care and concern for the plight of refugees and migrants.  We have now walked an amazing 78,654 miles which is 3 times around the world so we are going for the fourth .

You can help reach that target by joining a Share the Journey walk around Prospect Park Reading on Sunday 22nd July meet at English Martyrs’ Church RG30 2EB at 2:30pm.  Or there is a Share the Journey walk on Saturday 21st July from Sacred Heart Church Fareham PO16 0NQ at 10:15am.

Pope Francis launching the Share the Journey Campaign

Pope Francis launching the Share the Journey Campaign