Campaigns masterclass for aspiring campaigners!

We’re looking for young adults aged 18-30, who are passionate about campaigning, to come and join us for a free Campaigning Masterclass at the Gateway Centre, Liverpool, on Saturday 13th October, 10.30am – 4.30pm.

CAFOD’s campaigning tackles the causes of poverty and hunger, not just the symptoms. Speaking out for justice goes hand in hand with our work overseas to help vulnerable families and communities to flourish.

It enables us to help thousands more communities than we could through fundraising alone, by advocating for changes in policy and practice to reduce poverty overseas. It includes political campaigning, but it is not party political.

Our campaigning reinforces CAFOD’s relationships with politicians, and enables our research and recommendations to reach the people who have the power to put them into practice. We make a difference when we join our voices with others who feel the same, as part of coalitions including all faiths and none.

The masterclass is a fantastic opportunity to develop your campaigning skills alongside other like-minded individuals and to learn more about CAFOD’s work!

Harnessing the expertise and specialisms within the organisation, the masterclass will be led by a members of our campaigns team and North West regional team.

After a day of building your skills, you’ll be supported to put what you’ve learned into action, to show solidarity and support for the world’s poorest people.

The masterclass will comprise of interactive and informative sessions on the following topics:

All crucial skills to have to be a key campaigner in the future!

This is a one day course which is completely free of charge, and lunch will be provided!

To find out more and to secure your free place, email emcindoe@cafod.org.uk by Monday 8th October.

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Attend CAFOD’s first Campaigning Masterclass for free!

6 Weeks left until the CAFOD Fun Run, #CAFODLivFunRun

Our annual Fun Run is moving ever closer, Today marks 6 weeks until the big day.

The Fun Run takes place on Wednesday 27th December 2017 at Wavertree Athletics Centre, Wellington Road, Liverpool L15 4LE, with the run begining promptly at 1pm with registration open at midday .  Please arrive early for the warm up and to soak up the atmosphere!

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The CAFOD Fun Run is the perfect opportunity to burn off the Christmas calories, so please do encourage all your friends and family to grab their running/walking shoes and join other like-minded people in raising lots of money for those who need it most.

Please find below our Fun Run Flyer and sponsor form.  There is a choice of three distances this year: 2km, 4km or 8km for you to run, walk or toddle, and feel free to bring the dog!  It is £7 to register as an individual or £15 for a family. If you would like an electronic copy of these please let us know and we can send these to you.

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Last year we raised £11,200 for the Ethiopia Food Crisis Appeal and this is making a huge difference! The sponsorship money came from only 28 of the 309 participants! Just imagine how much we would raise if every participant raised just a little, or made a small donation on the day!  We would therefore encourage you, please do ask friends, family, parishioners and colleagues to sponsor you and send in your sponsor forms to us afterwards. The money raised really does go a long way to help those less fortunate than ourselves.

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You can download the poster by clicking here and you can download the registration form by clicking here

As always our wonderful Volunteer Committee are doing a brilliant job organising this event!  Please do help them to make it a success.  If you’re unable to participate but would like to donate or volunteer, we still need more help, so please call us at the CAFOD Liverpool Volunteer Centre on 0151 228 4028 or email liverpool@cafod.org.uk.

The Liverpool Volunteer Centre is working towards becoming a Livesimply office, and therefore we would like to encourage people to use public transport if at all possible, we realise that for some people public transport won’t be possible, but you can plan your journey at http://www.traveline.info/ or you can visit the Mersey Travel website at http://www.merseytravel.gov.uk/travelling-around/timetables/Pages/default.aspx for bus and train timetables.

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If you know for certain that you’ll be able to attend, please let us know, though this is not essential.

We’d like to take this opportunity to say a massive THANK YOU for supporting CAFOD throughout the year.  You truly make a difference that we greatly appreciate!

As we tweet about the event we will be using the #CAFODLivFunRun

We look forward to seeing you on 27th December!

2017 Fun Run Poster Released

Today (October 12th) marks 76 days until our 2017 Fun Run, which will take place as usual on Decmeber 27th at the Wavertree Athletics Centre.

You have the option to run/walk 2km, 4km or 8km.

We are delighted to be able to reveal the poster for the event this year.

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We would like to say a big thank you to Sue Flannery and her team at Cyber Frog Design for the great job they have done designing this year’s poster!Back

You can download the poster by clicking here and you can download the registration form by clicking here or you can email us at liverpool@cafod.org.uk or phone us on 0151 228 4028.

We hope very much to see you on the day!

More details to come!

Come and hear Fr Peter Hughes

CAFOD Liverpool will be proud to welcome Father Peter Hughes, an Irish priest who has spent the last three decades living and working with poor communities in Peru, when he visits Wigan on 8 July 2017 to share his experiences of the impact of climate change on local communities.

The event, which is being co-hosted by the aid agency CAFOD and the Liverpool Justice and Peace Commission, will be held at St Joseph’s Parish Centre in Wrightington, Wigan on Saturday 8 July and begins at 9.30am. It will hopefully be attended by local West Lancashire MP Rosie Cooper.

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Father Peter Hughes was born in County Mayo, Ireland, but having lived in Peru has become an expert in the conditions in South America. He is touring the UK with his lecture ‘Listening to the cry of the earth, and the cry of the poor’, which is a response to Pope Francis’ call for people to care more for the earth and each other.

Father Peter works with bishops across Latin America to support indigenous communities living in the Amazon rain forest, and is an adviser to the Instituto Bartolome de las Casas and CELAM, the collegial council of Latin American bishops.  He recently made a presentation to the United Nations in New York.

CAFOD representative, Sarah Croft, said: “We are privileged and inspired to hear first-hand how our sisters and brothers in Latin America are responding to the Pope’s call to listen to the cry of the earth and the cry of the poor. We have our part to play in the UK too.

“That’s why people in Wigan are adding their voices to CAFOD’s Power to be campaign – calling for World Bank support to enable the poorest communities around the world to have access to local, renewable energy to tackle poverty without harming the earth we share.”

The event is being held as a part of the Climate Coalition’s Speak Up Week of Action, which encourages CAFOD supporters to meet up with their MPs to discuss climate change.

There will also be an opportunity to hear about CAFOD’s latest campaign, Power to be.  One in six people around the world are still live without electricity. As local, renewable energy is usually the cheapest, fastest and most efficient solution to bring power to the poorest communities, CAFOD is calling on Melanie Robinson, the UK’s representative at the World Bank, to focus UK spending on renewable energy that will allow children to reach their potential.

To find out more about the event or to attend, please contact Colette at CAFOD Liverpool by calling 0151 228 4028 or by emailing Liverpool@cafod.org.uk

The talk will be followed by a shared lunch, so please bring something to share.

We look forward to seeing you there!

 

 

You Are Invited To Our Volunteers’ Thank You Celebration!

We would like to invite you to join us on Saturday 10th June 2017 for a Special Volunteer Thank You Celebration as part of volunteers’ week.

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We will be meeting at St Batholomew’s Parish Centre in Rainhill (L35 6NY).

Doors open at 2pm for a 2.30pm start, and we expect to finish at around 5pm, after which there is the option of attending the 5.15pm Vigil Mass.

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There will be an opportunity to look back over the past year, and an input from Weronika Ozerianska from CAFOD’s Latin America team who is newly back from visiting the Connect2 Peru communities!

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Join us so we can express our gratitude for your hard work, and hear how your support is helping our brothers and sisters in the world’s poorest countries!

Please RSVP to Colette and Ged at CAFOD Liverpool on 0151 228 4028 or liverpool@cafod.org.uk

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