Sue on a Schools Visit
Sue Scanlon volunteers in the Cardiff Archdiocese and works in both Cardiff and Hereford. She has been an amazing volunteering force for over three decades and I spoke to her about her volunteering journey and why, being a volunteer now is just as important as it was when she began.
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“I have been volunteering intermittently since the 1980’s; at the moment I am a schools volunteer. In the past I have been involved with our parish CAFOD group, fundraising and promoting the campaigns.
Sally at a volunteering day
Sally Ann Meredith, a retired teacher who worked at St Alban’s, Pontypool, is continuing to educate pupils across South Wales by holding assembilies and talks about the work of Catholic charity, CAFOD.
“As soon as I started teaching in 1980, St Alban’s, Pontypool, I became involved in organising extra curricular activities to raise awareness and funds for CAFOD.
“Long before the Hunger Games we had ‘Hunger Lunches,’ where we ate bread and soup and sang hymns, they became so popular that we were impacting on the canteen profits! Many students would fast for 24 hours raising a great deal in sponsorship and thousands of pounds were raised each fast day.
“When I decided to take early retirement I knew that I would want to continue to be involved with CAFOD’s work and have visited primary schools in both Cardiff and Menevia Diocese presenting assemblies, delivering workshops and Sixth form days.
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The Chaplaincy Team presenting Mr Coyle with the cheque
Recently, Mike Coyle, Education Volunteer at CAFOD visited St Helen’s School in Barry and Ms Giernalczyk, Acting Headteacher has written a report on their recent fundraising activities:
The children at St. Helen’s Catholic Infant & Nursery School recently welcomed Mr. Coyle from CAFOD to receive a cheque for £550. Continue reading
We are looking for volunteers to help inspire children and young people to learn about the issues around global poverty, and motivate them to take action with CAFOD. Continue reading
Sue Scanlon, one of CAFOD South Wales’ education volunteers visited the Holy Family R.C. Primary School, Cardiff to give a special assembly and collect a cheque for over £400. Continue reading
All of us at the CAFOD South Wales office are thrilled to introduce you all to our newest volunteer! Continue reading