Who am I?
My name is Francesca Henbest, and I’m CAFOD’s events fundraising assistant. I work on building and supporting CAFODs teams in runs, walks, and many other events throughout the country and it’s my job promote the amazing achievements of our supporters who work so hard to fundraise for our work.
It’s easy when you’re working in London that the world revolves around the UK’s capital. When I started to assume that the whole country was on a tube line, and surely the night sky everywhere is a strange orange hue, I realised it was definitely time for me to get up and go! So I have left London this week to visit a CAFOD office in another city to see how we carry out our work in the local community there.
Exciting events near you
This week, I’ll be living and working here in Cardiff to not only get experience of a different office but to start planning with Kieran and Bernie an exciting new event arriving near you this summer!
There is much work to be done on our event, but so far we know it will :
• Fundraise: Our event will raise money for our work overseas, helping men and women who are living in poverty.
• Raise awareness: Our event will spread the message of who CAFOD is and what we do.
• Involve schools and teachers: We want to educate pupils in about how they can help their brothers and sisters overseas.
• Be coming to you this summer! Our event will be fun, active, engaging and outdoors!
Therefore this is a first warning to watch this space- we want YOU to get involved! If you want to hear more about getting involved in CAFOD events or have your own ideas to contribute to a new summer fundraiser we would love for you to get in touch with us at
You’ll be hearing more soon! Now I’m off to my drawing board to get planning….