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.
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.
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
Congratulations to Margaret Chaplin from St Joseph’s Parish, Reading for receiving a diocesan medal for representing CAFOD in her parish for 27 years . During this time she has supported many CAFOD projects and encouraged her parish to raise an amazing £100,000 . She signed the parish up to Connect2 Ethiopia in 2010 after supporting the focus Africa project.
The parish have been supporting the community in Sebeya in the north of Ethiopia. The community have recently experienced the worst droughts in fifty years because of the failure of two rainy seasons which took them by surprise.
Bairagabr Gidey, a farmer sent this message to the Connect 2 parishes ” I would like to thank the Catholic church for all they have done. We are thankful for the seeds, the cash for work programmes, the water point and the irrigation channels. The support continues to save the lives of the people who are the most in need.”
Many, many thanks to Margaret for her dedicated support of CAFOD over the years and for all that she has done to help her brothers and sisters overseas lift themselves out of poverty.
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