Well done to Our Lady of Mount Carmel and St Simon Stock, Kensington, for their efforts in raising money for CAFOD’s West Africa Appeal!
Parishioners raised an incredible £480 through sales of their delicious home-made cakes, which will go towards helping people suffering from food shortages in the Sahel region of West Africa.
Following a failed harvest in 2011, food shortages and rising food prices have been affecting millions of people. Thanks to the contributions of this parish and many others, CAFOD is able to continue working with international partners to respond to this crisis.
The cake sale received such a great response that people are already hungry for another.
Cake sales and other community events are excellent ways to bring your parish together and make a huge difference to those in need.
With Harvest Fast Day quickly approaching, now is the perfect time to begin planning your own fundraising events. Need some ideas? Take a look at our A-Z of Fundraising which you can download here.
To find out more about the West Africa Appeal and how you may be able to help, click here.
Watch this space for news and updates about the upcoming Harvest Fast Day and, until then, please keep those without enough food in your thoughts and prayers.