Former Step into the Gap volunteer from Wales meets Pope Francis



Eleanor met Pope Francis at the Vatican

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.

Read about Eleanor’s story on the CAFOD website


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