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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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Did you know? (42)

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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Lizzie says:

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.

Read about CAFOD’s work in Zimbabwe

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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Step into the Gap Nicaragua – ASOMUPRO: How can one person make a difference in the world?

February 6, 2015

Originally posted on CAFOD blog:

Chrisis one of CAFOD’s Step into the Gap volunteers working for the Youth Ministry Team in the Diocese of Hexham & Newcastle. He’s currently in Nicaragua to see CAFOD’s work and has sent back this blog:

“How can one person make a difference in the world?” It is a hard question to answer.

At the start of our trip Vicky, one of our kind accompaniers, explained to us how ASOMUPRO – the association of women producers who we spent the week with – starts making a difference with the women they work with. They do this by giving women the opportunity to start believing in themselves. ASOMUPRO says that in the Nicaraguan machista society, once women start saying “I can” that is half the battle won. And it is surprising how much the phrase “I can” came up throughout our week with ASOMUPRO.

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CAFOD Fun Run

December 27, 2014

Morning everyone! Just in case you’re wondering – the fun run is still on! We won’t let a little snow put us off! The course is safe, so please come out and join us. 1pm, Wavertree Park (the Mystery) L15 4L

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December 23, 2014

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Upcoming CAFOD Memorial Mass

October 28, 2014

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Friday Suppers Cookbook

September 26, 2014

CAFOD has lauFridaySuppersCovernched a cookbook, Friday Suppers, featuring recipes written by the former recipe tester to the UK’s best-selling cookery writer Delia Smith.
The book was written by Pauline Curran, a lifelong Catholic who worked alongside Delia Smith for two decades, to provide inspiration for meat-free meals for those observing Friday abstinence. It includes a foreword from Delia and contains 40 meat-free recipes, written with value for money and availability of ingredients in mind.
Buy the Friday Suppers recipe book
Friday Suppers fits in perfectly with our Harvest Appeal, during which we’d like you to ‘make a place at your table’ for those with less food to eat.
The cookbook is full of simple, family-friendly recipes, perfect for a Harvest fundraising meal. All proceeds raised from sales of the £6.99 book will go to support our work helping those living in extreme poverty across the world.
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The book’s author, Pauline Curran, said:

“I know that when Friday evening comes around after a long week, a lot of people are stuck for easy meal ideas. With that in mind, I put together this recipe book in the hope that it would inspire people to cook more tasty, simple Friday suppers. I admire greatly the work of CAFOD and I’m so pleased to know that my recipe book is contributing to this work.”

Long-standing CAFOD supporter and cookery writer Delia Smith said:

“When Pauline opened the boot of her car and nonchalantly unloaded masses of the most delicious food for one of our parish parties, I recognised instantly that she had a very special talent. She has a deep faith, and like many of us is concerned that so many people in the world do not have enough to eat. So, please buy as many copies of the recipe book as you can, tell all your friends, and then hopefully we will have a runaway bestseller, and from that a lot of people will be able to receive some help.”

Buy the Friday Suppers recipe book
Top of our list of recipes we can’t wait to make are Swiss cheese pancakes, hot king prawn curry and the very moreish Moorish vegetables with coriander couscous! And with autumn just around the corner, we’re sure that the recipe for pumpkin soup with chilli croutons will go down a storm. Get your hands on a copy of the book while stocks last and let us know which your favourite recipes are.
The meat-free recipes are also ideal for those trying to cut their carbon footprint in support of our One Climate, One World campaign.
Find out more about the One Climate, One World climate change campaign.
To order a copy of Friday Suppers call 0300 011 5680 or visit cafod.org.uk/fridaysuppers


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