Gig for CAFOD raises £8000!


CAFOD supporters in Twickenham enjoyed a fantastic night out on Saturday and raised an amazing £8,000 for CAFOD’s work in East Africa. 

Over 240 people came to the Garyowen Pub in Twickenham on Saturday 15 November for to enjoy live music from the band Leech.  The evening also featured an auction and raffle, with the chance to win holidays to Italy and Turkey among the top prizes. 

The event was organized by CAFOD volunteer Mairead Hickey.  She said, “It was a great evening for a great cause, and there are a lot of people I need to thank, including Patrick Flannery, Alison Curtis, David Bland, Leo Duggan, Lucinda Hickey, Noreen McConigley, Fr Gerry, Art Republic, Rita Kobrak, Andrew Corbett, Mary McCarthy, Darren Nolan, and Tony and Eileen from CAFOD Westminster.” 

CAFOD also would like to thank Leech for stepping in at the last minute.  The popular Irish Folk/Rock group The Biblecode Sundays were originally scheduled for the event, but had to cancel at the last minute due to a bereavement.  You can see more of Leech at their MySpace page:

Curious to know what CAFOD events are on the horizon?  Visit the events page of our blog to see what’s coming up in our diary! 

Why not organize an event for CAFOD?  We can help you set up your very own fundraising event, anything from an Aerobics-a-thon to Zany Clothes Day!  Contact us in the CAFOD Westminster for more information: 0208 449 6970 or

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