Understanding CAFOD: 20 May 2017

CAFOD Volunteers during Harvest Fast Day Briefing ready to speak in their local parishes,

CAFOD Volunteers during Harvest Fast Day Briefing

Join us at Romero House on Saturday 20 May to learn more about CAFOD, our vision and values, our work overseas, and our varied volunteering roles in parishes, schools and other settings.

The day will run from 10am to 3:30pm with a shared lunch at 1pm. Book your place via Eventbrite.

For more information please contact the CAFOD Southwark volunteer centre at southwark@cafod.org.uk or call 0208 466 9901

Voice from Assisi, Friar Alessandro Brustenghi – London Charity Concert

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You are invited to a charity concert, supported by the RC Archdiocese of Southwark and hosted by St George’s Cathedral, featuring the much acclaimed ‘Voice from Assisi’ Friar Alessandro Brustenghi.

A collection will be taken during this concert, and the proceeds will be shared by: The CAFOD East Africa Crisis Appeal and Caritas Bakihta House supporting women who have escaped human trafficking.

Date and Time : Sat 6 May 2017 – 19:45 – 21:15 BST
Location : St George’s Cathedral, Lambeth Road, London, SE1 6HR
Please register at EventBrite (it is not too late!)

Why East Africa needs you : a lunch-talk with Dc Tesfa Mahari.

Thank you to Streatham and Clapham United Nations Association who organised a simple lunch on Saturday, 29th April 1.00pm to find out why East Africa needs your help.

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A woman from South Sudan collecting wild leaves to eat. Photo by David Mutua

The event was held at the English Martyrs Church lower hall (2 Mitcham Lane, Streatham, SW16 6NN) to understand why East Africa needs us . Guests were invited to share a simple bread and cheese lunch, with a lecture that talks about the East African Famine.

The talk’s principal lecturer was Dr. Tesfa Mehari, from the International Business and Economics Department of the University of Greenwich. She discussed the causes, immediate needs and longer term solutions for the East African crisis.

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Food distributions in South Sudan; Photos taken by David Mutua

This event aimed to raise funds and awareness for these communities suffering severely of hunger caused by long periods of drought. The proceeds from this event will be split between UNICEF and CAFOD. More information available here.

Our thanks goes out to Sarah and her United Nations Association group who organised this.