EVENT: Understanding CAFOD Day Saturday 28 April

Join us Saturday 28 April for our Understanding CAFOD Day!

Join CAFOD for a special morning on Saturday 28 April, at CAFOD, Romero House, 55 Westminster Bridge Road, London, SE1 7JB (near Lambeth North Tube) from 9:30am – 1:00pm

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Sister Clara

This information morning will have CAFOD guest speakers from Nicaragua and Zambia, who will give first-hand account of our work overseas.

You will hear Sister Clara is a nun and CAFOD partner from Zambia, talk about our work helping communities adapt to climate change through the use of renewable energy.

Juan Carlos Gazol from our Central America office will also talk about our work in the region.

Followed by a choice of Workshops: Living out the message of Pope Francis; Campaigning for Justice; Using Social Media; Spreading the Message in Schools. The meeting with conclude with a shared lunch from 1-2pm.

In the afternoon there will, be an opportunity to participate in a one hour walk in the Imperial War Museum gardens, to express our solidarity with refugees. Meeting Point will be at CAFOD, Romero House, 55 Westminster Bridge Road, London, SE1 7JB at 2pm. The walk will finish at 3pm.

You can register for the event via Eventbrite Understanding CAFOD Day

And register for the walk on the Eventbrite page here:  Share the Journey walk: 28 April

Alternatively contact the Volunteer Centre on 0208 449 6970 for more information.

Exciting new opportunity with CAFOD!

Introducing – Area Co-Ordinator volunteer role!

CAFOD Supporters Day Westminster Area Coordinator

Are you interested in becoming an Area Co-Ordinator for CAFOD?

CAFOD is seeking to encourage volunteers to network locally and support each other.  Some Parish volunteers of mentions they would like to meet up with neighbouring Parish volunteers locally and perhaps share ideas and support each – others CAFOD initiatives. We have introduced a new volunteer role called an “Area co-ordinator” to help facilitate this.

As a volunteer coordinator, you will have the opportunity to work with and motivate a small group of volunteers in your local area. You will be part of a team of coordinators, sharing your experience with them and supporting them to raise awareness of CAFOD’s work in their communities.

This is a rewarding opportunity for people with a passion for encouraging others to make a real difference. Would you be interested in finding out more?
Contact Tony at the CAFOD Westminster Volunteer Centre for further information.

Pope Paul Primary support CAFOD through prayer and fundraising!

Thank you Pope Paul primary school for supporting CAFOD!

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CAFOD Volunteer Rose-Marie with Pope Paul primary students

Pope Paul Primary School, Potters Bar welcomed CAFOD school volunteer Rose-Marie to talk about CAFOD’s work in Zimbabwe and the importance of a healthy diet for all.

This Lent, CAFOD is working to combat malnutrition in Zimbabwe by providing seeds and farming training for families and communities so that everyone in the community has enough to eat. Worldwide, one in nine people regularly go hungry. Malnutrition kills almost three million children a year. Even for a child who survives malnutrition, their growth can be stunted, and it can cause irreversible damage to mental development. Continue reading