Connect with CAFOD’s work online this Harvest Fast Day


Elizabeth, farmer in Bolivia

On 7th October you are invited to join CAFOD online for your chance to hear from Nikki Evans, Programme Officer for Bolivia. You can find out about CAFOD’s work in Bolivia and the opportunity to ask any questions you might have about our projects and the communities we work with.

Joining an online talk is easy. Simply choose from the lunchtime and evening talks and register using your email address.

Although volunteers in the Diocese of Salford live many thousands of miles from Bolivia, this Harvest Fast Day you have the chance to join us on the journey – all from your own home!  Continue reading

‘Safe Ambition’, from Sacred Heart perform for CAFOD.

Safe ambition

‘Safe Ambition’

The long awaited and highly anticipated evening with ‘Safe Ambition’ at Sacred Heart, was a fantastic success!

Steve Burrowes is writing about an evening of entertainment and inspiration from ‘Safe Ambition’, on behalf of the CAT East CAFOD group to help raise funds for their ‘Turn on the taps’, Lenten Appeal.

On Friday, 7th June an audience of 150 CAFOD friends and supporters were entertained and inspired by 8 members of Safe Ambition. Some of the youngsters were performing, live, for the 1st time! The ensemble were supported by their own sound technician, photographer, parents and mentors!

The whole evening raised over £1500!

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Lent 2016: Walking to Work for My Water Challenge

Laura works in CAFOD’s Media team. Like many people here in the Diocese of Salford, she decided to do something extra for Lent to help those most in need who have no access to clean water. Here she shares with us her experience of walking more than 12 miles to work for her Lent Water Challenge. Great effort Laura, well done.

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Laura Ouseley works in CAFOD’s Media team. She shares with us her experience of walking more than 12 miles to work for her Lent Water Challenge.

Laura at the end of her CAFOD Lent water challenge Laura at the end of her 12.7 mile Lent water challenge

Alongside some of my colleagues (many of whom are taking on much bigger challenges than I am), this Lent I volunteered to take on my own Water Challenge in solidarity with people who don’t have access to safe water. For my challenge I decided that, rather than take the tube, I would walk my 12 mile journey into work!

Support CAFOD’s Lent water appeal

This Lent, we’re telling the story of girls like 14-year-old Proscovia from Uganda, who had to walk every day to collect water for her family until CAFOD’s partner built a water pump near their home. Leaving at 6am, it would take her 4-5 hours to collect water and as a result, she would…

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