Hemel Hempstead Parish are back at it again, Cycling Against Hunger!
Father Derek Hyett and young parishioners cycle for CAFOD
Well done to the Hemel Hempstead Parishes for returning this year and fundraising for CAFOD with the Cycle Against Hunger event. The Cycle involved parishioners from four catholic churches within the Hemel Hempstead area, including: Our Lady Queen of All Creation, St. Mark, The Resurrection and SS Mary and Joseph.A big thank you also to Father Derek Hyett, CAFOD volunteer Andy McCarthy, along with his excellent team of volunteers.
Through the Cycle against Hunger the Parish children were able to raise money to support CAFOD in working against poverty. The community atmosphere created through the involvement of the four parishes is truly inspiring.
We at CAFOD would like to thank the churches for their support and raising more valuable funds for our work.
Over 100 parishioners from Our Lady of Mount Carmel and St George Church, Enfield sat down to enjoy a lovely Authentic Indian Curry in aid of CAFOD last Sunday 9th July
The charity Lunch in aid of CAFOD was organised by the Enfield Malayali Association UK (ENMA). Enfield Malayali Association (ENMA) is a cultural organisation representing the tradition and rich heritage of the southern Indian state of Kerala.
Volunteers from ENMA prepared a delicious three course lunch including onion Bhaji, samosa, vada, butter Chicken, mattar paneer, rice and payasam.
Parishioner Mike Mackenzie, who also volunteers for CAFOD by speaking at Mass every Fast Day said “the curry was so lovely. I ordered a take away for my Mum and Dad too. “
During the lunch CAFOD’s local representative, Tony Sheen gave a short talk thanking all involved.
Tony shared about how the funds raised would help CAFOD’s work overseas, both responding to emergencies such as the current crisis in Syria and supporting long term programmes of work helping communities stand on their own. He also spoke about CAFOD’s campaign work, currently tackling climate change. He introduced CAFOD’s Power to Be Campaign and invited guests to sign a campaign card to the World Bank. For further details about the campaign click here.
Event organiser Beena George said that she hopes to present CAFOD with a cheque for £1111, in the next week or so.
Thank you so much to Enfield Malayali Association for supporting the work of CAFOD.