Drop the pegs – for CAFOD

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CAFOD Volunteer Maggie running the CAFOD Stall

Thank you to volunteers, Andrew Mears and Maggie for running a CAFOD stall at the Our Lady of Dolours, Hendon Christmas Fayre.

 The aim of the stall was to raise awareness of CAFOD’s work and raise some funds too.

Parishioners were invited to take part in a fun activity involving dropping pegs into a bottle and earning sweets as prizes.

The stall raised over £100 for CAFOD!

Thank you to all in the Parish for their support.  Perhaps you could Fundraise for CAFOD too?  Click here to see our A to Z of Fundraising ideas


Write to your MP and be a voice for the voiceless.

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Your local MP is your link to Parliament. They influence decisions which affect the future of the world’s poorest people. We are looking for people who are willing to write to their MP a couple of times a year.  A CAFOD MP Correspondent (MPC) ensures that the voices of the world’s poorest are heard in the corridors of power. So please consider signing up here.

Thomas Kimaru and Fiona in Parliament for Power to Be campaign Thomas Kimaru and Fiona campaigning in Parliament

If you would like to find out more about the role  of an MPC then please come to  a training session on Tuesday 5th December at Amigo Hall next to St George’s Cathedral London SE1 7HY from 11am to 15.00pm with a shared lunch at 1.00pm. Come along to pick up some top lobbying tips and to:

  • Find out the latest insider information from parliament.
  • Discover top tips from the experts on how best to build a relationship…

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Help us tell the stories of CAFOD Westminster

We would love to have a communications volunteer who could help us with:

  • Social media, including Facebook and Twitter
  • Putting together press releases for local papers
  • Writing articles for The Westminster Record
  • This blog!

If you enjoying writing, tweeting and blogging or would like experience in communications or PR, then contact Tony and Nalini at westminster@cafod.org.uk  or call 020 8449 6970

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We can offer training in social media strategy, and how to write engaging and eye catching press releases,  so you can gain crucial experience, skills and points on your CV. You may be able to visit our office in North London or you could possibly work from a distance in the comfort of your own home. Expenses are covered.

For me, utilising social media is crucial in order to reach a wider audience and get the message out to them about CAFOD’s great work especially at a local level. It is something I can easily incorporate into my hectic life at University and feel I am still making a difference.” Jack, communications volunteer in Northampton

All experience levels are very welcome to express interest – all you need is a willingness to help us with increasing our social media presence and help get CAFOD in the paper! So please get in touch.