Despite being nearly a month into lockdown, we are still being blown away by the generosity and support being shown from communities across the UK.
This week, CAFOD’s education team member David Brinn’s son Aidan was recognised in the Daily Mirror’s Community Corner for his act of kindness – delivering eggs to those in need. Well done Aidan!
If you have any heart-warming stories from your community, please make sure to share them with us and join our facebook group so you can keep connected with volunteers around the country.
2.6 challenges – a big thank you!
Molly Carter completing a fundraising run in London
Despite the coronavirus pandemic causing thousands of fundraising events, including last Sunday’s London Marathon, to be cancelled – this hasn’t been able to stop CAFOD’s amazing supporters.
Last weekend, supporters across the country took part in fun and imaginative 2.6 challenges to fundraise for CAFOD’s work around the world.
“We were overwhelmed by the response from our supporters”, said Jo Kitterick, CAFOD’s Head of Fundraising.
“The generosity of people around the country during this time has been really amazing – so we want to say a massive thank you.”
“We know that this is a marathon, not a sprint.
We are already working with our programme teams around the world to help protect communities who are already extremely vulnerable.
Therese walking for 2.6 hours on Sunday – 8.8 miles….
“The lasting impact of this virus on the livelihoods and health of those who already live on the edge is potentially disastrous and the generosity of people is never more needed
“Thanks to the sustained donations from communities in England and Wales, it will mean that we can continue our vital work to help the poorest and most vulnerable.”
Meet our Head of International Development
Through this phase of lockdown, it is important that we all stay connected as a community- so here at CAFOD we are hosting a range of online chats to keep you informed and connected during this difficult time.
If you missed our Head of International Development today – Maria Gonzalez – who was speaking about the greatest challenges facing our world right now, how we are responding and what gives her hope for the future. Then follow the link below to register for the recording:
Following the success of the Mass held before Easter, we are delighted to invite you all get involved this week in our live-stream mass – available to all who would like to participate.
The Mass will be taking place on Wednesday 29 April at 6 pm.
We will be bringing together our prayers from and for our communities and partners both across the global South and throughout the UK, into the presence of our loving God. We would be delighted if you could join us.
You can sign up here: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/2563118141061159180?source=Blog
We hope you all have a lovely week and stay safe, and if you’d like to get in touch, please feel free to ring us on: 01989 768708 (working from home) or mobile: 07823 445112 or email