2015 Brighton Marathon

Do you know someone looking for a challenge this year?

Make a weekend of it- 2015 is the year of the Brighton Weekend!

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Join Team CAFOD on Sunday April 12 at this atmospheric and buzzing Marathon along the beautiful seafront! Come for the weekend and enjoy everything this city has to offer, at the same time as raising money for CAFOD’s work across the world.

Carb up at some of the city’s many fabulous restaurants, and enjoy a post race drink at one of many lovely pubs in the winding lanes!

While you’re warming up, your supporters can meander round the many vintage shops and have a go at the rides on World famous Brighton pier!

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As a member of Team CAFOD, you will receive:

  • A free place in the 2015 Adidas Silverstone Half Marathon!
  • Supporter welcome fundraising pack
  • Awesome CAFOD running vest
  • Weekly e-newsletters with tailored fundraising support and top training tips!
  • On the day information from the events team!
  • All the help you need to smash your £500 fundraising target!

And of course, most of all, the knowledge that you’ll be helping men, women and children living in poverty overseas.

Get in touch with us if you would like to join Team CAFOD!

Evelyn’s Sponsored El Camino De Santiago Pilgrimage for CAFOD

EvelyPicture1n Kincaid (pictured left) a parishioner at St. Stephen’s Church in Welling, is taking up the challenge of completing part of the famous Way of St James, a pilgrimage route to the Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela in Galicia in north western Spain, where the remains of the apostle Saint James are buried.

The whole of the pilgrimage is 770 km and Evelyn will be completing 113 km in June 2014 . Evelyn will be paying expenses herself so all sponsorship will go to CAFOD.

If you would like to sponsor Evelyn please get in touch with us at the CAFOD Southwark office on 020 8466 9901

 

St James the Great’s Fantastic Fundraising

St James the Great Parish in Pett’s Wood has been busy over the last couple of months organising some wonderful fundraising events in support of the Connect2:Bangaldesh community of Kainmari. Roger Wright (Member of the Justice and Peace group at St James’) shared them with us:

On the afternoon of Thursday 14th March, our Brownie and Rainbow leaders organised a great session of Bingo for about 55 of our children. The children thoroughly enjoyed this and several rounds were played with chocolate prizes. The staggering total of £280 was raised and this was promptly sent off to CAFOD with our best wishes to Kainmari.

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On Sunday 21st April, over 100 parishioners and their friends met in the St James’ Social Centre to eat home made curry and other food prepared by members of the parish. This event was organised as a celebration of our commitment to the people of Kainmari, with our community meeting to remember their community far away. Fairtrade products were used where possible. Guests gathered at the early hour of 4pm so that families of all ages could enjoy being together. The meal consisted of starters (generously provided by the local Rajdoot restaurant), followed by chicken, fish and vegetable curries served with Fairtrade rice. The recipe from Kainmari villager Mollika, which inspired the event, was also cooked.  Dessert consisted of Fairtrade fresh pineapple or banana. There was also Fairtrade beer from a local brewery.

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The hall was transformed with Asian drapes, Bangladesh flag colours, wine bottles wrapped with a map of Bangladesh, paper lanterns and elephant pennants. There was entertainment in the form of Bangladeshi music, activities based on the country for children and quiz rounds on Bangladesh and Fairtrade. The raffle was well supported with the first prize being a hamper of Fairtrade goods and several smaller Fairtrade gifts were on offer. One generous parishioner donated a number of CAFOD World Gifts as prizes.

Many people helped to stage this event which had sold out weeks in advance and great support was received from others with setting up, decorating, cooking, entertaining and serving. We received the sad news of Profulla’s death only the next day from CAFOD. Let’s hope that some of the £800 we raised for Connect2 at “Kainmari Curry Night” will be used to help the village in his memory.

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