Campaigning Works – Thank You So Much

Gathering outside Sainsbury's in Maidenhead.

Gathering outside Sainsbury’s in Maidenhead.

A HUGE THANK YOU to all those who have participated in our campaigns this year. You have made a real difference and changed lives. I am looking for a  Campaign Volunteer Coordinator who will help me the organisation of the 2018 campaigns. If you are interested please get in touch to have a chat about the role on 01252 329385 or email portsmouth@cafod.org.uk 

Here are the successes of 2017 

  1. Saving the homes of the Maua community in Brazil

    Volunteer Team at Kintbury

    Volunteer Team at Kintbury

2. Asking Sainsburys not to ditch Fairtrade- many of you signed letters and protested outside Sainsburys stores . However Sainsburys have not changed their position yet .

3. Increase number of parishes achieving the livesimply award including Our Lady & St Edmund Abingdon.

Creation walk

Creation walk

4. Power to Be Campaign – over 27,000 people signed cards to Melanie Robinson at the World Bank.

Young Leaders at Blessed Hugh Faringdon

Young Leaders at Blessed Hugh Faringdon

5. Saving UK aid  – ensuring 0.7% of GDP is spent on overseas aid.

6. Step forward in cutting carbon with the government’s new clean growth strategy .

7. Living out Laudato Si’ – Young CAFOD volunteers shared their passion for Laudato Si’ at a global youth conference .

Eleanor- young CAFOD volunteer

Eleanor- young CAFOD volunteer

Find out about the Share the Journey campaign for 2018 here

Power to Be at Blessed Hugh Faringdon Secondary School

Young Leaders at Blessed Hugh Faringdon

Young Leaders at Blessed Hugh Faringdon

Many thanks to our CAFOD Young Leaders at Blessed Hugh Faringdon Secondary school Reading for leading PSHE sessions on the Power to Be Campaign.  Every child has the power in them to achieve great things. But with one in six people still living without electricity, the hopes of millions of the world’s children are too often a distant dream.

Power to Be display

Power to Be display

Local, renewable energy is usually the cheapest, fastest and most efficient solution to bring power to the poorest communities. It can help families to lift themselves out of poverty, without harming the world we share. The Power to Be Campaign is calling on the World Bank to ensure access to renewable energy for the world’s poorest people.

You can sign a petition to the World Bank here and order resources for parishes here. 

 

Holy Trinity Church support the “Power to Be” Campaign

Parishioners signing Power to Be cards

Parishioners signing Power to Be cards

Many thanks to Nadine West and the CAFOD supporters at Holy Trinity Church, Church Crookham for organising the Power to Be service and card signing at the church on Sunday 29th October.

Power to Be cards

Power to Be cards

Nadine told us that the service was very uplifting  and 38 cards were signed. The cards are asking Melanie Robinson who is the UK executive director at the World Bank to encourage the World Bank to spend more on renewable energy as it is the cheapest and most efficient way to bring power to the poorest communities. One in six people across the world still don’t have access to the energy they need to power their schools, homes and health centres. The Power to be campaign is going on until the end of the year so there is plenty of time to organise a card signing in your parish – order the cards here.

Power to Be service

Power to Be service