Sun Shines at Super Summer BBQ on Isle of Wight

Enjoying the sunshine at the Summer BBQ

Enjoying the sunshine at the Summer BBQ

Many thanks to Alistair Drain and his team of CAFOD volunteers for organising the annual Summer BBQ at St Saviour’s Church Totland Isle of Wight on Sunday 13th August. The sun shone, the BBQ sizzled and the crowds were entertained by The Bay Wailers, and an amazing £575 was raised for the refugee crisis.

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A HUGE thank you to all those who helped on the day by setting up the marques, doing the cooking, baking cakes, donating raffle prizes and volunteering.  Also thanks to those who supported the event and donated money to help CAFOD refugee crisis appeal which cares for people who have been forced from their homes due to war and violence.

Many thanks to St Saviour’s church for the use of their grounds and to The Bay Wailers for the entertainment.

Isle of Wight Teacher Runs to Show Solidarity with Refugees in the Great South Run

Kate Bakewell

Kate Bakewell preparing to run in the Great South Run

A local teacher from the Isle of Wight was inspired to run the Great South Run to show solidarity with refugees around the world.

On Sunday 23 October, primary school teacher Kate Bakewell, who teaches at St Saviour’s Catholic Primary School, Tooting Bay, travelled from the Isle of Wight to Portsmouth to complete the 10 mile long Great South Run.

She was inspired to run in solidarity with refugees after looking at her own class and wanting to help other children who have had to flee their homes. Fundraising for the aid agency, CAFOD, which has been working alongside refugees, she completed the race in 1hr 56 mins and has so far raised over £220.

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