Children Cycle Against Hunger in Hemel Hempstead!

A big thank you goes out to Andy McCarthy, Deena Adams and Fr Raymond Legge, of Our Lady Queen of all Creation, Hemel Hempstead, who held their own junior version of Pedal Against Poverty on Sunday 23 June!

Around 25 children aged between two and six years old rode bikes, trikes and scooters around a course set up in the church car park, stewarded by parents and older children. Midway through the event, the young riders took a break for drinks and cake.


“It was a really happy day,” said event organiser Andy McCarthy. “It was great to see lots of young parents there and all thoroughly enjoying the event. The problem I had at the end was trying to get the children to stop!”


Thanks again to event organisers Andy McCarthy and Deena Adams, Fr Raymond Legge for his support and all the parents and children who took part in or helped with the event. So far the event has raised more than £300, enough to buy 15 chickens for families living without enough to eat, or to provide drought resistant seeds and training to nearly 30 farmers in the developing world.

Organising and event like this is a fun and simple way to bring your community together while raising funds for CAFOD’s work in the developing world. CAFOD Westminster would love to give you our full help and support, so get in touch with us on 0208 449 6970 or and let us know what you have planned! You can find a list of ideas to get you started on CAFOD’s main website here.

If you would like to find out more about how CAFOD uses the funds raised from events such as this to help those in need, why not come and hear CAFOD’s representative in Bolivia talk of her experiences there on Wednesday, 17 July? For more details and to book places, get in touch with us on 0208 449 6970 or

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