Fantastic talk about our work in Peru by Weronika

Weronika Ozieranska Regional Officer for Latin America

Weronika Ozieranska Regional Officer for Latin America

Many thanks to Weronika Ozieranska for her fantastic talk about CAFOD’s work in Peru at our Harvest fast day briefing at St Bede’s Church Basingstoke last week.  It was great to hear about Warmi Huasi which is project to provide children with a safe place to play, support them with homework and enable them to participate in their community. The project is based in impoverished outskirts of Lima called Lomas de Carabayllo. Weronika explained that many parents work in Lima which is a 2 hour bus ride away so the project provides somewhere for the children to go to after school.  The children are also encouraged to become involved in their local community and  create safe places to play.

Play area

Play area

Many thanks to St Bede’s for hosting the meeting and to Tony and Mary our parish volunteers at St Bede’s for helping to set up, clear away and serve teas and coffees. Thank you to all those who came to the meeting .

If you would like to hear more about our work in Peru  Weronika will be speaking at our  Harvest fast day briefing on Wednesday 19th September at English Martyrs Church Reading RG30 2EB from 7:15pm to 9pm and also on Saturday 22nd September at Our Lady Queen of Peace Church Southbourne BH6 3ER from 2:30pm to 4:30pm . To book your place please email portsmouth@cafod.org.uk 

 

St Bede’s Sale Raises Over £450

Eager buyers at the sale of unwanted Christmas presents

Eager buyers at the sale of unwanted Christmas presents

What a fantastic idea to have a sale of unwanted presents to raise money for CAFOD’ s Lent Family fast day appeal and also a great example of recycling! So many thanks to Joy and Barbara two of our CAFOD parish volunteers at St Bede’s Church Basingstoke for organising the sale which raised over £450. This amount will be doubled by the UK Government which will means that many more of our brothers and sisters overseas can live lives free from hunger.

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Don’t forget that any donation made to the Lent Family fast day appeal between 13th February and 12th May will make double the difference up to £5 million.

Lots of ideas on how to fundraise here 

 

Recycling Gifts Help Turn on the Taps

St Bede's unwanted gifts lent 2016 (1280x1280)

Ever wondered what to do with those unwanted birthday or Christmas gifts you still have hanging around the house?   Well, here’s a rather ingenious idea!  Last Sunday, St Bede’s Church in Basingstoke held an ‘unwanted gifts’ sale in aid of our Lenten appeal!  Continue reading