A former CAFOD Step into the Gap volunteer and Swansea University graduate has been specially selected to travel to a prestigious conference in Rome where she met with Pope Francis.
Eleanor Margetts, who grew up in Bridgend and attended Archbishop McGrath Catholic Comprehensive School, has previously spent some time volunteering in the CAFOD South Wales office in Cardiff. It was through this volunteering experience that Eleanor originally heard about and applied to attend the conference.
Half of the world’s food supply comes from the hard work of small scale farmers all over the world. So much of the food on our plates comes from families and communities struggling to make a living with ever increasing … Continue reading →
On the 27th June over 70 young people from across Wales gathered at Archbishop McGrath High School for the first all-Wales sixth form leadership conference organised by the CAFOD South Wales team. Following the conference we have heard the thoughts of some of the students who attended and we want to say a huge THANK YOU! The day could not have been such a success without the support and enthusiasm of the young people who came along as well as the teachers and school staff who accompanied them. Continue reading →
I’m proud to present the launch of Step into the Gap video! I’ve had an amazing journey this year working with CAFOD on the Gap Year programme, and am excited to be able to share part of my story with you! Continue reading →
Eleanor is one of the students taking part of CAFOD’s step into the gap programme. She has spent six months in the UK on a placement based at Cardinal Newman School in Hove, but on the 11th January she flew out to Sierra Leone! Continue reading →
Eleanor Margetts, 21, from Heol Castell Coety in Litchard, Bridgend, is half way through a one month visit with CAFOD partners in Sierra Leone experiencing first-hand the opportunities and challenges faced by families recovering from the effects of the civil war. Continue reading →