Our Lady of the Assumption parish in Belle Vale ran hunger lunches for six Fridays during Lent.
These hunger lunches raised a fantastic total of £266.52 for CAFOD and in total the parish raised £3086 for CAFOD during Lent.
Our parish volunteer, Rosemary Doman said “there was a lovely social atmosphere. ” and told us that the lunches “were attended by 14 – 21 parishioners/visitors, including each week Father Trowbridge – from Wigan – who travelled a distance to say Mass for us beforehand on five Fridays and was a very enthusiastic supporter!”
On the last occasion the group was joined by Father Pat O’Brien, who offered mass that day.
Many parish groups were involved in preparing and serving the soups including “Our Lady’s choir, the Legion of Mary and the One World Group.”
The soups which were mostly homemade, included a range of the ‘guests’ favourite recipes – “tomato & basil, carrot & coriander, leek & potato & lentil among others. All much enjoyed! Tea/coffee & a biscuit concluded the simple meal.”
Rosemary’s concluding thought was that “Everyone agreed these were great social occasions as well as raising £266.52 in total for CAFOD. Definitely to be repeated next year!”
It’s great to see that the parish’s hard work paid off, and resulted in such a “Souper” result for CAFOD, thank you to Rosemary and everyone else involved.