Hereford cubs show the love for the environment this Valentine’s day

Therese Warwick, CAFOD’s representative in Cardiff and Menevia, shares this account of her recent visit to two Hereford cub groups:

Last week, I was invited to visit two groups of Hereford cubs to give a short talk about what an international charity does.

Both groups were working towards their international badge and one option was to learn more about an international charity, so it was a wonderful opportunity to talk to them all about how CAFOD works with  communities all around the world.

It was a brilliant too to share some details about my recent trip to El Salvador and the importance of standing alongside those who are living in poverty.

Both cub packs asked some interesting questions after watching some short films.

Everyone was so well behaved, welcoming, interested and eager to learn more about our work.

The Laudato Si’ animation was a great way to start a conversation about climate change too and to explain how what we do here in this country has an impact on some of the very poorest communities in the world.

The cubs gave great suggestions about recycling, cutting down on plastic and not wasting water.

Everything is interconnected.and there is only one Earth – so it’s important that we look after it, look after each and come together to show our love for the environment and nature.

It was a great meeting that really got the cubs thinking, and they all had a chance to take a green heart home and make their own environmental pledge and talk to their families about what they had learned.  Green hearts are part of the Climate Coalition’s campaign to protection the things we love from climate change.

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World gifts are not just for Christmas! Jenny from Porthcawl tells us more…

Parishioners from Our Lady, Star of the Sea in Porthcawl, have been enormously generous in supporting our volunteer Jenny Worthington as she set out to walk the CAMINO Way for CAFOD.

Her mission was to find enough sponsors to reach her goal of funding a CAFOD World Gift – a Health Centre.  This amazing World Gift can pay for the running costs of a life-saving clinic in a remote community.  It keeps the clinic stocked with medicines, medical equipment and even provides petrol for the clinic ambulance, giving vulnerable people vital access to much needed healthcare.

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