Marldon Avenue, Crosby was the place to be on Thursday 20th April where a fund raiser was held for CAFOD’s East Africa and Yemen Appeals. Bernadette Callaghan writes:
“Between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. well over a hundred people visited my house to enjoy tea, coffee and biscuits. They spent a huge amount of money on plants, cakes, gifts, fancy goods, tombola and raffle. Luckily we could use the garden as there was no rain!
“Much laughter was heard as everyone enjoyed the cakes and the company of like-minded people. It was a wonderful day and we were well rewarded after all the hard work. Many thanks to my friends who helped organise the day, to those who helped on the day and to those who sent donations as they were unable to attend. Of course, many thanks especially to all who came and supported the event and helped raise the grand total of £1,916 – 37.”
Ged Edwards, CAFOD Community Participation Coordinator for the area said, “I know that Bernie and her friends thought that £800 would be a great total but they were amazed with the response and final total and people had such a good time together too! Thanks so much to Bernie and her friends for taking the time to do this and congratulations with such an amazing result! People in East Africa and Yemen need every penny!”
If you would like to follow Bernie’s great example and need some suggestions or materials like posters to make it happen, please get in touch with Ged or Colette firstname.lastname@example.org. Many thanks!
The children at St Joseph’s Primary School in Anderton have been raising money for CAFOD’s Big Fish Appeal. Mrs Fiona Brownsey: Headteacher reports that Class 5 performed an Assembly for parents during which they shared the story of Florence and the fish.
The children at St Joseph’s inspiring us all!
“It was a great assembly and the whole school community responded very generously with their donations. Our children in Class 6 are planning some fun lunchtime stalls for the last week of term so that we can raise more money for the East Africa Crisis Appeal.”
Florence has responded with her friends and neighbours too by helping them in their turn to do the same so that now more families in her village have taken up the idea with the support of CAFOD’s partner who literally helps them to get started with tools, training, food and the baby fish. They are helping themselves to make lasting changes.
Fiona adds, “I am always very moved by the generosity which our children show when they hear about people around the world who are in need. One of our Year 6 pupils gave half of his birthday money recently towards the World Gifts appeal. I am very proud of the children at St. Joseph’s.”
We would like to thank everyone for all the hard work over the last few days for the East Africa Crisis appeal, it is off to a great start thanks to your speedy responses; nationwide we have received £757k to date.
Click here to watch a one-minute video from our Head of Parish Participation and Volunteering Group, Jo Kitterick, with a thank you message for our supporters and volunteers.
Do you know what your money could buy?
£25 could provide a month’s supply of life-saving peanut paste to a malnourished child
£60 could provide clean drinking water for two families for a month
£100 could provide supplies to a clinic treating severely malnourished children for a week.