Parish Updates

A little while ago we asked you to let us know what your parishes have been up to by way of supporting CAFOD. Here’s what you told us!

‘CALL MY WINE BLUFF’ AT ST JOHN THE BAPTIST, PURLEY

Sophie Stanes, Head of Community Fundraising at CAFOD, writes:

I attended a novel fundraiser at my parents’ Parish of St John the Baptist, Purley. It was a wine tasting event organised by the Justice & Peace Group, based on the popular panel show Call My Bluff. More than 80 people attended from local parishes and the hall was buzzing. They held a quiz during the interval and showed a CAFOD Lent video clip and I did an impromptu speech. The event raised £650 for CAFOD.

[Photo: Sophie Stanes]

FAST DAY LUNCH AT ST AUGUSTINE’S, TUNBRIDGE WELLS 

Magali Nicole from St Augustine’s Parish has written to tell us about their Fast Day Lunches:

A photo of one of the sittings of the people who came for home-made locally grown vegetable soup with local or home made bread at St Augustine’s church. The Parish Priest also had some soup whilst having a working lunch with some of the Parish Council. We served approx 40 adults and some toddlers. A good time was had by all and we also raised money for CAFOD!

[Photo: Magali Nicole]

FREE LUNCH AT ST DUNSTAN’S PARISH, HERSDEN

Pauline Doney, St Dunstan’s 3rd World Group, has written to tell us about their fund raising for CAFOD:

We are a group of 8 volunteers who run a charity named “St Dunstan’s 3rd World Group” from St Dunstan’s Parish in Hersden near Canterbury. Each year we hold 2 events to raise money for countries that need our help. This Lent we held a free lunch at the local Community Centre and raised £520 through a raffle and donations. We decided to give the money to CAFOD for their water projects, knowing that our donation would be doubled by the government.

Our next event will be in the Autumn, knowing that the local community will be as generous as always with their support.

[Photo: Pauline Doney]

If you or your parish have been involved in anything that you’d like us to include in a future newsletter, then please feel free to email the office at southwark@cafod.org.uk.

You can also find out how to get involved in your area on the CAFOD website!

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