Catharine’s Blog

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My name is Catharine Oldfield, I am 18 years old and have decided to spend my gap year on CAFOD’s Step into the Gap programme before I go to the University of Hull to study Criminology and Sociology. For the year I will be based in Salford at Just Youth doing a wide range of activities such as going into high schools and primary schools and doing retreat days and running youth programmes with the children. My work at Just Youth also includes helping at the youth club and helping with the Charity Revive which works with asylum seekers and refugees.

I have been here for just over a month now and so far I love the work I’ve been doing and I am really looking forward to the rest of the year ahead. Especially the 3 weeks that we will be spending abroad where I will discover first hand CAFOD’s work overseas.

If you are aged 18-30, find out how you could volunteer with CAFOD by just visiting the website:

http://www.cafod.org.uk/Education/CAFOD-Gap-year

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