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The Camino Countdown for CAFOD & SJH is on!

May 11, 2015

Originally posted on CAFOD Lancaster's Blog:

In just 3 days, three parishioners from St Mary of the Angels, Bolton-le-Sands, will be setting off on the Camino de Santiago de Compostela.

Hugh Wignall Hugh, Dermot and their ever faithful training companions- the dogs!

On 12 May, Hugh Wignall, Dermot Smyth and Peter Smyth, will be travelling to St Jean Pied du Port ready to embark on the 800km walk, following the pilgrimage route ‘The Way of St. James’, across the Pyrénées and northern Spain. They will be carrying everything they need on their backs and will be staying in refugios and hostels during the 5-6 weeks.

Telma, a former refugee, who has now trained as a lab technician with CAFOD funding, and working at the clinic Telma, a former refugee, who has now trained as a lab technician with CAFOD funding,    and working at the clinic

St Mary of the Angels Parish have been fundraising for the Guarjila rural clinic in El Salvador, comprising facilities including a paediatrics unit, laboratories and a specialist doctors. It has been described…

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Nepal Appeal.

April 28, 2015

Originally posted on CAFOD Salford's Blog:

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CAFOD launches appeal after devastating Nepal earthquake

The aid agency CAFOD has committed an immediate £50,000 and launched an emergency appeal after Nepal was hit by a devastating 7.9 magnitude earthquake.

Matthew Carter, Head of CAFOD’s Humanitarian Department, said: “This is the worst earthquake to hit Nepal for 80 years, and it will take some time before the full extent of the destruction is known. With power supplies down, there’s still virtually no news from remote villages near the epicentre, but the damage is likely to be extreme.

“CAFOD’s local partners have been working through the night to deliver aid to people who have fled their homes, but the situation on the ground remains extremely challenging, with aftershocks continuing. After a disaster on this scale, the immediate needs will include food, shelter, emergency supplies and – crucially – clean water and sanitation to prevent the…

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Election ’15: Bishop John Arnold “Aid and Development”

April 13, 2015

Originally posted on CAFOD Salford's Blog:

Bishop John Arnold is Chair of CAFOD – the official aid agency for the Catholic Church in England and Wales. Here he looks at the key issues facing the suffering millions overseas – clean drinking water, poverty, poor distribution of wealth to name a few – and how we have a responsibility to the global community.

Click here to see one of Independent Catholic News’ election short films: https://vimeo.com/123625797
http://www.catholicnews.org.uk/election15 for more

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Wirral Coastal Walk Sunday June 28th 2015

March 11, 2015

Originally posted on Cafod Shrewsbury Blog:

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Did you know? (44)

March 10, 2015

Originally posted on CAFOD Lancaster's Blog:

Did you know…. for over two decades, CAFOD supporters have been among those urging the UK government to keep its promise to the world’s poorest people? Victory has not come easily, but this week, Lords supported a bill that guarantees the UK’s commitment to overseas aid. This year alone, UK aid helped over 5 million children go to school, provided more than 19.5 million people with clean water and helped turn the tide in the fight against Ebola. It’s a historic week; a sign of unity and solidarity – one we can be proud of.

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Success: 0.7% aid target enshrined in British law

The UK government will match your donations to CAFOD this Lent £1 for £1

 

We provide a weekly ‘CAFOD fact’ as a short ‘Did You Know?’ to parishes across the Lancaster Diocese, which they print in their parish newsletters. If you would be interested in receiving…

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February 25, 2015

Originally posted on CAFOD Lancaster's Blog:

Did you know….your gift to CAFOD this Lent will be doubled in value?

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The government has promised that every donation made up until 17 May to CAFOD’s Lent Appeal will be matched £1 for £1, up to the value of £5 million. This means your generosity will do twice as much good work around the world. A £50 donation could pay for cyclone safety lessons for a class of six-year-olds, so they know how to keep safe when disasters hit. CAFOD – helping the world’s most vulnerable to put their lives back together and be better prepared for the future.

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Find out more about the appeal, your money doubled and how Kyin Nu in Myanmar is building back her life after a huge tropical storm.

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We provide a weekly ‘CAFOD fact’ as a short ‘Did You Know?’ to parishes across the Lancaster Diocese, which they print in their parish…

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February 25, 2015

Originally posted on CAFOD Lancaster's Blog:

Did you know….your gift to CAFOD this Lent will be doubled in value?

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The government has promised that every donation made up until 17 May to CAFOD’s Lent Appeal will be matched £1 for £1, up to the value of £5 million. This means your generosity will do twice as much good work around the world. A £50 donation could pay for cyclone safety lessons for a class of six-year-olds, so they know how to keep safe when disasters hit. CAFOD – helping the world’s most vulnerable to put their lives back together and be better prepared for the future.

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Find out more about the appeal, your money doubled and how Kyin Nu in Myanmar is building back her life after a huge tropical storm.

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We provide a weekly ‘CAFOD fact’ as a short ‘Did You Know?’ to parishes across the Lancaster Diocese, which they print in their parish…

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Cut it out for Lent Fast Day, 27 February 2015

February 21, 2015

Originally posted on CAFOD Westminster's Blog:

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This Lent Fast Day will focus on CAFOD’s work helping communities in Myanmar to recover from and prepare for climate-related natural disasters.

CAFOD is enabling our brothers and sisters in Myanmar to build a stronger community in preparation against the changing climate which produces such severe cyclones, floods and droughts.

CAFOD invites you to support people living with the effects of climate change in countries like Myanmar this upcoming Lent Fast Day. Your work will help them make a difference to their lives! Make arrangements with your parish priest to deliver the Lent Fast Day talk at Mass at one of the weekends of 21 and 22 February or alternatively 28 February and 1 March and also to arrange for collections the weekend after.

Download the Lent Fast Day short talk

Lent fundraising will have double the impact this year because we have been awarded UK Aid match funding for our Lent appeal. This means the UK Government will match pound for pound every…

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Step into the Gap Zimbabwe – Lizzie & Leila

February 6, 2015

Originally posted on CAFOD blog:

Lizzie is working as a chaplain at Newman University and Leila is a volunteer at the Good Shepherd in Nelson, respectively. They are both visiting Zimbabwe as part of CAFOD‘s Step into the Gap programme.

We’ve spent the past week in the west of Zimbabwe, in a place called Binga. And what a week it’s been. We’ve visited so many great projects and met so many inspirational communities, it’s hard to know where to begin. So here are just a couple of highlights from our week.

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For me, Binga has been an extremely memorable and moving experience. In Siamtelele village, Moyo Mthatshelwa, a 49-year-old farmer, warmly welcomed us with a traditional lunch of sadza, goat’s intestines, spinach, groundnut maize, sour milk and crumbled bread, all produced off their farm. I was touched by the generosity of his family. Moyo explained…

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Step into the Gap Zimbabwe – Kieron sees the power of solar

February 6, 2015

Originally posted on CAFOD blog:

Kieron is one of CAFOD‘s Step into the Gap volunteers. He’s currently working as a chaplain at St. Mary’s Catholic Academy in Blackpool and is visiting CAFOD partners in Zimbabwe.

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As the days continue to fly by in Zimbabwe and time is quickly slipping away, it’s time to share from my perspective what I have experienced so far. After spending nearly two weeks here in the landlocked country of Zimbabwe, there have been many moving encounters meeting with partners of CAFOD and communities.

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After spending a few days in the capital Harare, getting to know our surroundings and being greeted by the CAFOD staff, we began our journey to the north west of Zimbabwe, to an area named Binga. After a long journey, in the heat of a cloudless sky, we arrived safe and sound.

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