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
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.
Sr Angela Cronin Responds to the Zimbabwe and Zambia Emergency Alert
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.
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!