St Mary’s School Southampton inspired by CAFOD School Visitors

Thank you cards from St Mary's

Thank you cards from St Mary’s

Many thanks to Steve and Karen our CAFOD school volunteers  who visited St Mary’s School Southampton and led workshops on ” Life without taps ” and “Be the Project Manager ” to the students in Year 7, 8 and 10.  The students so enjoyed the sessions that they sent some thank you cards to Steve. Here are some quotes from some of the cards:

” The visit was very insightful and I learnt a lot about living in some parts of Africa. I enjoyed the game we did as it was a fun way to learn ..”

” Thank you for taking your time to explain to me the struggles of people in different countries … your talk was eye-opening  and also taught me how I could help out those who aren’t as fortunate as us!”

Thank you cards and letters

Thank you cards and letters

” Your visit was a real eye-opener because us here in the UK wouldn’t think twice about turning on the tap to get a drink of water but families in places like Africa would  have to walk miles and miles for just a jug of contaminated water. This just isn’t fair! …. As a result of your trip I have been inspired to raise money … I think we could have a water themed cake sale…”

” I would like to thank you for taking your time to help us understand real life situations…. Your hard work and dedication really showed in the different activities you gave us…Thank you ”

Thank you letter

Thank you letter

Many thanks to the students for your cards and letters it was lovely to receive them ! Inspired to become one of our CAFOD school volunteers? If you have time during the week to visit schools to deliver CAFOD assemblies and work shops then do contact portsmouth@cafod.org.uk   We need more school volunteers in Bournemouth , Guernsey and Portsmouth so do get in touch!

Delicious Soup Lunch at St Edmund’s Southampton

St Edmund's soup lunch

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

Enjoying the soup

Jive dancing for CAFOD at Holy Family Southampton

Holy Family "Jive" for CAFOD

Holy Family “Jive” for CAFOD

Many thanks to Ewa, Marina, Vicky and Mike and all the CAFOD supporters from Southampton City Parish, St Boniface, the Polish community and the Holy Family Parish for organising the Jive for CAFOD evening on Saturday which has raised over £400 so far! It was a great night and everyone enjoyed learning the jive routines as you can see from the photos!  Thank you so much to everyone who supported the event. Continue reading