Many thanks to our new CAFOD Young Leaders who attended their first day of training yesterday at St Joseph’s College Reading. Year 12 students from 6 schools in the diocese signed up to the training :- Blessed Hugh Faringdon, Christ the King, Farnborough Hill, Salesians, St Anne’s and St Joseph’s College. Students from St Peter’s, St George’s and Salesians Chertsey in the Arundel and Brighton diocese also joined us which means that 60 young people have volunteered to be CAFOD Young Leaders.
After hearing about CAFOD’s work at the supporter’s meeting in Basingstoke in February Jane McCarthy from St John Bosco parish in Woodley decided to get involved and raise funds for CAFOD. Her family had always been supporters of CAFOD especially her Dad who was a regular monthly donor until he passed away. A keen runner Jane started training for The Great South Run which takes place on Sunday 22nd October. The race is 10 miles or 16 kilometres around the streets and historic places in Portsmouth. She has set a just giving page and is asking for sponsorship so please support her by going to https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/janemccarthy77
Many thanks to Jane for a fantastic way to fundraise for CAFOD and we hope to post some photos of her on the Great South Run later on. Has Jane inspired you to fundraise for CAFOD? If so do let us know so that we can celebrate your achievements on our blog.
Thank you to Jude Maleski and her team of CAFOD volunteers at St Edmund’s church in Southampton for organising a soup lunch on Tuesday 10th October. They raised an amazing £135 for the CAFOD Harvest fast day appeal. A HUGE thank you to all those from St Joseph & St Edmund’s parish who went along to enjoy the delicious and warming soup. Your donations will help people around the world lift themselves out of poverty just like Edelmira a farmer from El Salvador who was taught a variety of different farming techniques which enabled her to grow more food to feed her family.