Written by CAFOD volunteer, Estefania Gonzales
Sometimes in CAFOD Salford’s office we are so amazed by the creativity of the people to raise funds for CAFOD. And, we are really grateful for that.
Members of the Blackburn community organised an incredible local folk night with a local folk band, The Moorland Folk, to raise money for CAFOD the 23rd February at Pleasington Priory and St Paul’s Church.
This 23rd of February was Family Fast Day, CAFOD has been working to combat malnutrition in Zimbabwe.
CAFOD’s goal is to provide the families with seeds, fencing and farming training so that everyone has enough to eat.
To see examples of creativity as Blackburn community really moves us and we hope to inspire other communities through this.
Martin Child, one of the organisers, talked about the folk night saying that: “We’ve had the Moorland Folk before and we’ve always had a brilliant night with great music. We’re hoping to raise a lot of money for CAFOD, as we’ve been focusing on the refugee crisis within our parish.”
Dave Higginson, of Moorland Folk band, added: “We’ve played for CAFOD events several times. We wish CAFOD every success with its vital work worldwide, and are happy that we can enjoy a fun musical evening with all the local supporters.”
So, this is also a thank you to everyone who has been involved during this Lent Fast Day, either by praying for the families in Zimbabwe or donating money to CAFOD.
You can still donate to our Family Fast Day Appeal and it will be matched by the UK Government. This means that your donations will be doubled, up to a total of £5 million, making double the difference.