Share the Journey walk
Many thanks to CAFOD volunteers Frances and Angela from South Wight Catholic Parish for organising a Share the Journey walk from Bonchurch to Wheeler Bay on Saturday 28th July . Although the sun shone it was very windy so thank you to everyone who took part and walked 15 miles in total. These miles will be added to the totaliser which now stands at an amazing 87,093 miles! So thank you all so much!
Share the Journey totaliser August
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.
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!
If you are interested in fundraising for CAFOD there are lots of ideas here.
Parishioners from Sacred Heart Fareham
Many thanks to parishioners from Sacred Heart parish in Fareham for walking 85 miles for the Share the Journey campaign on Saturday 21st July. This is a fantastic achievement considering the hot weather we have been having. There is a similar walk from Sacred Heart Church Fareham this Sunday 29th July after the 11:15 am mass so do go and join in if you can.
We are walking to show our solidarity with refugees and migrants and so far CAFOD supporters have walked an amazing 82,058 miles. We hope that the fantastic support for the campaign will send a powerful message to the Prime Minister, and that she will ensure that the UK takes a lead during the UN refugee negotiations in September.
Totaliser 23rd July
You can also support the campaign by singing our online petition here.