Hello and Goodbyes

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We are sorry to announce that Helen McSherry is no longer able to continue in post. We’d like to say a big thank you to Helen and send our best wishes to her for a very happy, successful future.

Goodbye too to our amazing, long-standing volunteer, Phil Barratt, who is leaving us after a two and half years in the Cardiff volunteer centre.  Phil worked almost full-time in the office, concentrating on parish development and participation across the Cardiff and Menevia dioceses as well as being a valued member of the Education volunteer team.  His commitment was outstanding and we shall miss his quiet good humour and wisdom.  But our very best wishes go to him for good health, much happiness and every success in his new volunteer role.

We are delighted to welcome Therese Warwick who has joined us as our new Community Participation Co-ordinator (part-time). She has been part of the Education volunteer team for a few years and recently took on the role of Area Co-ordinator.
“I’m excited about joining CAFOD and getting out and about to meet our priests, parishioners, schools and volunteers around the Archdiocese.” said Therese. Continue reading

Our future leaders tell us what they thought of #GGC14


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

CAFOD calls on Welsh Gov. to protect our environment for future generations

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CAFOD is calling on the Welsh Government to ensure the protection of our environment in order to achieve long-term sustainable development and maintain Wales for future generations. CAFOD, along with over 20 other Welsh organisations, is part of the Sustainable Development Alliance (SD Alliance). The SD Alliance has brought together organisations from across Wales which are focused on pushing the Welsh Government to make a real and sustainable long-term difference to Wales with the Wellbeing of Future Generations Bill.

The Future Generations bill, introduced on 7th July 2014 looks at how public bodies are organised and how they function in order to improve the economic, social and environmental well-being of Wales. Each public body has set well-being goals to be met which will be monitored by the Future Generations Commissioner. Continue reading

St Albans High School get creative to support Syria and the Philippines

St_Albans_Fundraise_for_CAFODSt Albans High School has raised a whopping £4,216.67 for CAFOD to help people affected by conflict and disaster in Syria and the Philippines.

St Albans High School in Pontypool put in a huge effort to come up with creative ways to raise money for CAFOD Syria and Philippines emergency appeals. The money was raised in a variety of ways including crazy hair days, non-uniform days, moustache days, sponsored silences and stalls selling sweets, cakes and chocolate. Continue reading

Wales Plays its Part to End Global Hunger

The IF campaign in Wales ended with a BIG bang! Supporters from CAFOD, Oxfam Cymru, Christian Aid Wales, Save the Children and many others came together at St Woolos Cathedral, Newport, for one final celebration to mark the successes of the IF campaign.

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