On Saturday June 18th our fellow CAFOD volunteers Freda and John Vine from St Stephen’s Church in Bexley held their annual Garden Party in order to raise funds for the CAFOD Ethiopia Food Crisis Appeal.
The weather held up nicely which added to the lovely site of the decorated garden complete with tables, chairs and parasols for all the guests in attendance.
In attendance were about 50 parishioners along with their family and friends and their parish priest, Father Jim Spencer. They indulged in a wide variety of sandwiches, cakes and tea or coffee and all seemed suitably impressed.
Overall the event was a huge success as they raised £563.65 through donations from people who could not attend the garden party, a raffle that was circulated through the church and a plant sale they had prior to the event. They even received a gift aid of £162 which in total would mean £725.65 for our brothers and sisters in Ethiopia. .
A huge thank you to Freda and John of the St Stephen’s Church for their constant support and hard work. We truly value all of your contributions and we hope that our other volunteers will be inspired by your work.