St Helen’s CAFOD group got together for a ‘Winter Warmer’ to raise money for their Connect2 linked community in Ethiopia offering a delicious range of mince pies, mulled wine and home made stollen cake to friends of the parish in the area.
The ‘Winter Warmer’ welcomed people from across the Caerphilly area who enjoyed a great treat including a home-made cake stall, raffle and a drop of mulled wine, including a non-alcoholic version for those who struggle to drink so early in the morning!
The fayre was well attended by parishioners and friencds from across the Caerphilly area, which raised over £500 on the day.
CAFOD’s coordinator, Kieran O’Brien, said:
“We’d like to say a huge thanks to the volunteers who organised the ‘Winter Warmer’ and all of the generous people who attended it. The money raised will help to support some of the world’s poorest communities who struggle to grow food, access clean water and receive vital medical treatment.”
“For us, Christmas is often a time of plenty. It is wonderful that we are able to think compassionately of others at this time of year and put our Christian values of hope and charity into action to support communities across the world.”
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