Concert in aid of CAFOD on 22nd February by The Slipshod Singers

The Slipshod Singers

The Slipshod Singers

DO YOU HEAR THE PEOPLE SING”

The Slipshod Singers and Guest Artists are giving a Concert at the
Memorial Hall, Freshwater, Isle of Wight on the Saturday, 22nd February
commencing at 7.30pm. They will be singing songs from the Shows, about the sea and
one’s with a nostalgic flavour. All proceeds from the Concert will go to CAFOD ( The Catholic Agency For Overseas Development).
WHY NOT COME ALONG FOR A MUSICAL EXTRAVAGANZA?

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Fantastic Young Leaders enjoy their second training day .

Portsmouth Young Leaders

Portsmouth Young Leaders

What a great day we had yesterday with CAFOD Young leaders from Christ the King College Isle of Wight, Farnborough Hill, Salesian College Farnborough, The Marist School Ascot, St Anne’s Southampton and St Joseph College Reading.  Many thanks to Sinead Callaghan CAFOD’s Young Leadership Coordinator for leading the day and to  The Marist school for hosting.

Ice breakers

Ice breakers

After a few icebreaker the Young Leaders shared how they raised awareness about CAFOD in their schools last term for example delivering assemblies, creating a display, having a stall at the Christmas Fair. Next they explore CAFOD’s values and shared their motivations for becoming a young leaders.  After a lovely lunch provided by The Marist they learnt about how CAFOD supports Human Rights Defenders and the important role these people play in their communities as they try to protect their homes and land.  Finally they planned their fund raising events for the Spring term. They had some exciting ideas ranging from sponsored events to competitions to students vs staff football matches!

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Many thanks to the staff who accompanied the Young Leaders and support them throughout the year and we look forward to hearing how their fundraising activities go!

Come to a CAFOD Update Meeting in February

Parish volunteers

Parish volunteers and supporters at the Harvest meeting at St Bede’s Basingstoke

Come and join other supporters and volunteers at our meetings in February . At these meetings we will hear from speakers who have visited our projects overseas and explore the Lent fast day resources . We have 5 around the diocese so there should be one near you.

Saturday 1st February at St Luke’s Church Theale RG7 5AS  from 2:30pm to 4:30pm at this meeting Gisele Henriques CAFOD’s Sustainability and Technical lead will speak about our work with small enterprises. 

 Saturday 8th February St Anne’s Church Brockenhurst SO42 7SR  from 10:30am to 12:30pm at this meeting Sarah Burrows Emergency Programme Officer will be talking about her recent visit to CAFOD projects in Lebanon and Jordan.

Monday 10th February Sacred Heart & St Peter the Apostle Waterlooville PO7 7SR from 7:15pm to 9pm at this meeting Sally Kitchener CAFOD’s Content Manager will speak about our work in Zimbabwe.

 Saturday 15th February St Bede’s Church Basingstoke RG24 9DX from 10:15am to 12:15 pm at this meeting Lizzie Funnell Programme Officer  for the Middle East will speak about our work there. 

 Saturday 22nd February St Thomas of Canterbury Cowes PO31 7TJ   11am to 1pm followed by a soup lunch. At this meeting Maria Gonzalez CAFOD’s head of International Development will be talking about her recent visit to Zimbabwe to visit CAFOD’s projects.

Please book so that I have an idea of numbers by emailing portsmouth@cafod.org.uk or call 01252 329385