Last month, CAFOD volunteer Peter Bull kindly lent his expertise to train a group of eager CAFOD supporters in emergency first aid and raise money for CAFOD. Office volunteer Michael Walsh shares his thoughts on the event:
‘How many events can simultaneously:
- enable people in the poorest communities round the world to feed themselves and educate their children;
- contribute to the personal safety and health of all the people we meet in our lives in and out of the workplace, and;
- enhance professional skills, qualifications, and career prospects?
There may be others but they would be hard put to equal the contribution made to the common good by CAFOD volunteers in the Westminster diocese who organised an event on 8 May at the Church of Christ the King, Cockfosters.
CAFOD hosted a one-day first aid course for all who were interested with the generous help of volunteer Peter Bull, an experienced and expert teacher in Emergency First Aid in the Workplace. The participants went away with a signed certificate and the knowledge to potentially save lives; the people of north London benefit from having in their midst nearly a dozen more people who can help them in a medical emergency; and more than £500 was raised from course fees kindly donated to enable CAFOD to take on additional projects in Asia, Africa, and Latin America to meet basic human needs.’
The event was such a huge success that Peter has generously agreed to arrange similar training days in interested parishes throughout the diocese. If your parish has a group of five or more people interested in learning and receiving a certificate in emergency first aid, get in touch with us now on 0208 449 6970 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Participants must each pay £50 which will go towards CAFOD’s work fighting poverty and injustice around the world.