Aim High! (and Stay Awake!)

The Youth Group of the Catholic Church of Christ the King, Cockfosters, held a “Stay Awake” evening in aid of CAFOD on 26 October 2011. 

The evening was organized by youth leader and catechist Giulia Kemp, and featured a group talk and workshop on CAFOD’s work in the Favelas of São Paulo.  Recounting his personal journey through the shanty towns, Diocese Manager Tony Sheen introduced the group to the lives and stories of the people he met, as well as teaching them of actions they could take within their parish and community.

Games were also a large part of the sleepover, including CAFOD’s very own version of “Who wants to be a Millionaire?”  as a fun and educational challenge.  The group also got to try their hands at one of CAFOD’s new educational games called “All To Play For”.  In the game, participants work to aim to find out what causes poverty and find possible solutions through a game of handball.

A very heartfelt thank you, too, to the Youth Group for their support of CAFOD in raising over £100 for CAFOD’s work.

Would you like to try your hand at “All to Play For?”  Instructions for the game, and a multitude of other resources for young people are available on CAFOD’s  Great Generation Olympic Activities Website.

If you’d like to hear more about Tony’s visit to CAFOD’s Partners in Brazil, or arrange a workshop for your parish confirmation or youth group please contact CAFOD Westminster: 0208 449 6970 or westminster@cafod.org.uk.

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