Come to a Harvest Fast Day Briefing in September

Harvest fast day poster

Harvest fast day poster

I would like to invite you to one of our Harvest fast day briefings in September in preparation for Harvest fast day on Friday 5th October. We have 4 briefings around the diocese.

Wednesday 5th September at St Joseph’s Church hall West Street Havant PO9 1LP from 7:15pm to 9pm.  At this meeting Nikki Evans, CAFOD’s Programme Officer for Bolivia will speaking about our work in Bolivia and giving an update on the Hands On Bolivia which was launched in 2016.

Saturday 8th September at St Bede’s Church Hall Popley Way Basingstoke RG24 9DX from 10:30am to 1pm

Wednesday 19th September at English Martyrs Church hall 64 Libenrood Road Reading RG30 2EB from 7:15pm to 9pm

Saturday 22nd September at Our Lady Queen of Peace Church hall Douglas Road Southbourne BH6 3ER from 2:30pm to 4:30pm

At these meetings Weronika Oziranska CAFOD’s Regional Support Officer for Latin America will be speaking about her recent visit to Peru and the Warmi Huasi project in Lima which works with families and children.

Everyone is welcome so please book your place by emailing or calling 01252 329385

Scorching Summer Fundraising BBQ on Isle of Wight

Summer BBQ on Isle of Wight

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. 

CAFOD  volunteers

CAFOD volunteers

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!

Freshwater Ukulele

Freshwater Ukulele

If you are interested in fundraising for CAFOD there are  lots of ideas here.

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A Fantastic Year of Fundraising at Blessed Hugh Faringdon Secondary School

Linda Heneghan with students from Blessed Hugh Faringdon

Linda Heneghan with students from Blessed Hugh Faringdon

Thank you so much to all the students at Blessed Hugh Faringdon Secondary school in Reading for raising the amazing amount of £1293.20 for CAFOD over the year. Linda Heneghan, our school volunteer for the Reading area was delighted to receive the cheque on behalf of CAFOD at the 60th Anniversary and Commissioning mass at the school last Friday 13th July.

I would also like to thank the students from Year 12 who successfully completed the CAFOD Young Leadership Programme this year for organising fundraising events and  raising awareness about the work of CAFOD .

Blessed Hugh Faringdon

Young Leaders from Blessed Hugh Faringdon

Thank you to all the students, staff and parents for your support this year.