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.
St Edmund’s soup lunch
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.
Enjoying the soup
St Thomas of Canterbury soup lunch
Many thanks to Geraldine Heath and all our parish volunteers at St Thomas of Canterbury church in Cowes, Isle of Wight for organising a Harvest fast day soup lunch last week. £69 was donated at the soup lunch, and it be will be added to the Harvest fast day collection which was taken at all masses at the weekend.
Enjoying the delicious soup!
Thank you to everyone who supported the soup lunch, especially to Kathleen Till and Ann Jacobs who made the delicious soup. Your donations will help farmers like Edelmira learn new farming techniques so that they can grown enough to feed their families.