Hello and Goodbye to CAFOD School Volunteers

The CAFOD Westminster Volunteer Centre are very proud of their brilliant dedicated team of School volunteers who carry out assemblies and workshops across primary and secondary schools, sharing CAFOD’s work and inspiring young people to get involved.

Last academic year our team visited over 100 schools with many schools taking part in CAFOD’s ‘Share the Journey’ Refugee Walk to show they cared about the millions of people forced to flee their homes.

Next term we are delighted to welcome two new members, Edwina Collins who will help to cover East London and Jeff Pratley who will cover the Watford area.

CAFOD Volunteers David Brinsden and Lesley Waite

David Brinsden and Lesley Waite supporting CAFOD

After 11 years of volunteering one of our long-standing volunteers Lesley Waite, assisted by her husband David, are retiring and we can’t thank Lesley and David enough for their commitment in travelling across the Westminster and Brentwood Dioceses to deliver CAFOD’s work to primary schools. Continue reading

St Columba’s College Pupils ride for CAFOD and raise £500!

As term ended St Columba’s College, St Albans held its twelfth CAFOD bike ride!

Thank you to Form 3 pupil George Haig who wrote the following report…..

St Columba's College bike riding for CAFOD!

St Columba’s College bike riding for CAFOD!

‘On the day it was really hot, so we had to have lots of stops for water and energy which we were really lacking half way through. Most of us had never embarked on such a long journey and cycling the distance of 45km is a very daunting thing. Continue reading

Will you connect the poor with the powerful?

CAFOD is looking for supporters to share their faith with their MP.


Tony Sheen with fellow constituents lobbying their local MP as part of the Speak Up on climate change campaign.

Could you write 3-4 times a year on a topical issue to support those living in poverty around the world? Your local MP is your link to Parliament. They influence decisions which affect the future of the world’s poorest people.

By becoming a CAFOD MP Correspondent (MPC), you can help to ensure that the voices of many of the world’s poorest and most vulnerable people are heard in the corridors of power.

Through letters and meetings with MPs, CAFOD supporters have already helped change government policy. We’ve helped secure tough laws to tackle climate change, and ensure the UK are world-leading in their overseas aid contribution.
Our MP Correspondent Guide will tell you how to get in touch with your MP and give you our top lobbying tips:

  • Download our handy guide to lobbying your MP here
  • Find out about our most recent MPC actions
  • Sign up to be an MPC here and we will send you letters or emails three or four times a year asking you to contact your MP when you can make a real difference.

“Love is civic and political, and it makes itself felt in every action that seeks to build a better world.” – Pope Francis