Quiz Night For The Zimbabwe Food Crisis Appeal

Michelle Aterton is a volunteer in the Birchington Parish.With two fellow volunteers they organised a fun quiz night in aid of  CAFOD’S Zimbabwe and Zambia food crisis appeal.  They tell us all about it and how you could do the same in your parish. 

Birchington Thanet:The Parish that quizes together in aid of CAFOD’s Zimbabwe Food Crisis Appeal 

Birchington Parishioners enjoying a quizz night in aid of the food crisis appeal in Zimbabwe and Zambia.

Birchington Parishioners enjoying a quizz night in aid of the food crisis appeal in Zimbabwe and Zambia.

On a cold Winter’s night, 24 January 2020, in Birchington on the Thanet north coast, the Parish of the Holy Family held a magnificent Quiz for CAFOD.  The evening raised £467 for the Zimbabwe and Zambia Food Crisis appeal. Over 50 people took part, including two parishioners from Zimbabwe.

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Sr Angela Cronin Responds to the Zimbabwe and Zambia Emergency Alert

All generations in the parish met for the Quiz Night to respond to the food crisis appeal in Zimbabwe and Zambia

All generations in the parish met for the Quiz Night to respond to the food crisis appeal in Zimbabwe and Zambia

The evening was opened by Sr. Angela Cronin, who explained that we had gathered together to share bread and to share what we raised from the evening with our brothers and sisters in Zimbabwe and Zambia. Sr Angela had responded to a letter from Jo Kitterick, the Head of Fundraising and Participation at CAFOD, who had alerted her to the crisis in these countries.

Sr. Angela explained that this crisis had brought crippling drought and spiraling food prices that continue to worsen the food shortages in both countries. She added that local Church aid workers have been working around the clock to get food and safe, clean water to communities in need.

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A Successful Evening of fun, Prayer and Supper Together

On the night, the quiz teams were ably compered by quiz masters Tony London and John Wiltshire.Then at half-time, we prayed with Sr. Angela, the prayer for people who hunger, and then Sr. Angela said “now enjoy your cheese Ploughman’s Supper!” The Winning Team including two parishioners from Zimbabwe.

At the end of the night of competitive quizzing, the two parishioners from Zimbabwe expressed their appreciation for support for the people of their homeland.

Well done to the Holy Family Parish! It’s your turn to Organise a Quiz Night, have fun, socialise with your fellow parishioners and raise much needed funds to transform the lives of our brothers and sisters overseas! We’d love to hear you quiz night stories and see your pictures!

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Become an Office Volunteer for CAFOD! It is a great way to get involved in your community and see how the results of your work can make an impact. Develop new skills, meet new people, and help out your community and CAFOD! Hear from two of our office volunteers on what it entails

Becoming an office volunteer is an easy process and allows for a flexible schedule. The responsibilities of an office volunteer may include data entry, handling correspondence via email and telephone, and collaborating with volunteer coordinators to support other volunteers. Without our office volunteers CAFOD would not be able to accomplish as much as we do.

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Office Volunteer Natalie exploring the Southwark Diocese!

Office Volunteer Natalie exploring the Southwark Diocese!

Natalie has been interning with us since August. She is an American student studying in London for the fall semester. Hear from her perspective as an office volunteer,

“I love being an office volunteer, I have learned so much! The schedule has been really flexible with my studies and CAFOD is willing to work with me to find the times that work best. I have gained new office skills. I was able to practice and improve my public speaking skills as I gave one of the Fast Day talks in a parish. CAFOD gave me all the resources to give a successful speech. I have also developed great communication skills as I have corresponded with parish volunteers through emails and phone calls to help them find the resources necessary for Harvest Family Fast Day. I have also developed my communication and teamwork skills in CAFOD because we work on a lot of projects together, give each other feedback, and help encourage each other’s growth. It is so nice to learn from all ages of volunteers who have different levels of experience and knowledge because they bring new ideas and perspectives that I would never have thought of before. How inspiring it is that they volunteer with us during the day and sacrifice their time! 

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Invite a CAFOD education volunteer to talk at your Harvest assembly

Are you a Head Teacher of a Southwark School or teach Religious Education? Would you like a CAFOD Education volunteer to talk to the children and young people at your school about how they can live their faith in action?

Brighten-up our world for a Harvest School assembly!

Brighten-up our world for a Harvest School assembly!

With Harvest assemblies fast approaching, this can be a great opportunity to engage the next generation in CAFOD’s work and help them learn about the practical ways we can all strive for global justice.

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