There are many ways to get involved in our Coronavirus appeal and here we’ve listed a few ideas to get you started.
- Share on social media
We always share our latest updates and news on all our social media channels. Make sure that you are following our social media pages: Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.
Click to follow us here: Twitter Facebook and Instagram Instagram (South Wales account) so you can be the first to hear about the latest developments in our projects and programmes and keep up-to-date with what is happening locally.
- Organise an event for our Summer of Hope
This summer, like never before, we are called to be signs of hope for our world.
And you can get involved by getting your friends, family and community together to virtually recreate a summer event, while fundraising for our Coronavirus appeal.
Could you get family on friends together online and come up with some quiz questions for fun, and donate or organise a virtual parish pilgrimage, getting sponsored for each mile walked?
Jane Davies from St Michael & All Angels parish at Belmont Abbey in Hereford recently took up this challenge and you can visit her fundraising page here: (21 mile sponsored walk).
Check our A-Z fundraising guide for more ideas.
- Ask your friends to sign our petition for overseas debt cancellation
Through his Easter Urbi et Orbi message of hope, Pope Francis called for the whole world to be united in the face of the global Coronavirus pandemic.
Urging us all to reject indifference, he called for the reduction, if not the forgiveness, of the debt that is “burdening the balance sheet of the poorest nations.“
The spread of Coronavirus to countries with poor health systems will be devastating. By cancelling debt payments, this money can be diverted to the health systems and infrastructure that is desperately needed.
At CAFOD we recently launched a petition asking the government to ensure that the most vulnerable and marginalised people are the priority in the UK’s international efforts as well as at home.
As Pope Francis reminds us, together we can speak out against a ‘globalisation of indifference’. We can use our voices to call for a fair and just political response
Make sure to sign and share our petition to help protect the world’s most vulnerable
- Get your parish or church group together for a virtual a Coronavirus prayer morning
We are so often told by the communities that we work alongside that prayers from communities in the UK are so powerful and meaningful to them.
Your prayers help to connect us as a global family and shows great solidarity and support.
So, why not get your parish group together for a prayer meeting and together reflect on how the coronavirus pandemic is affecting our global brothers and sisters?
We have a selection of coronavirus prayers available for download
5. Donate the price of your coffee, haircut, or gym membership to the coronavirus appeal.
When lockdown meant that Jacquelyn and Alan Williams couldn’t frequent their local coffee shop, they decided to set up their own garden café and donate the price of their daily coffee to CAFOD’s coronavirus appeal.
Jacqueline said: “Before the lockdown, we never really thought anything about going a few times a week for a quick coffee and cake, but since we’ve been in lockdown, we realised how much we missed that experience. So, we decided to recreate it in our own garden – and it’s been a real treat! We wanted to do this to show everyone how easy it is to fundraise and help others.
It doesn’t have to be something big.
A small gesture really can make a big difference.”
Why not follow Jacqueline and Alan’s lead and donate the price of something you’ve saved to help families around the world?