From Harare to Salford

Field worker, Livison Chipatiso, has joined us all the way from Harare, Zimbabwe and embarked on a speaking tour of the North East and North West expressing thanks for the amazing fundraising and support offered to projects in Zimbabwe by schools, parishes and individuals. Such projects have allowed for the combating  of malnutrition and hunger by providing seeds and farming training for families and communities so that everyone has enough to eat. 

Livison visited students from Thornleigh Salesian College to thank them for the £28,000 raised by the school over the years and to give them an insight into how this directly helps overseas communities. He also held assemblies and workshops for students from Years 7 and 9 about his experiences in Zimbabwe as a part of CAFOD’s Family Fast Day Appeal, which takes place during Lent. He said that he ‘enjoyed every session and would like to thank the staff and the children for the hospitality they showed me.’ Alongside this he has spoken at Mass in Bolton and attended an event at Wardley Hall.

Whilst here, he has also had the opportunity to experience some British delights including his first ever encounter with snow and the game of Jenga!

In Zimbabwe, one in three people are undernourished. January to March is the most difficult time of year for food. The rains start falling in November, but the harvest doesn’t start until April. Thanks to the generosity of supporters, the funds raised by CAFOD’s Lent Appeal will reach an estimated 245,000 people in Zimbabwe, Zambia and Eritrea and enable communities to grow a better future.

This year, you can make double the difference to our brothers and sisters living in poverty. Throughout Lent, your donations to CAFOD will be matched by the UK Government, up to a total of £5m.

Find out more about this years Lent appeal.

Livison Chipatiso in Bolton – Lent Fast Day

On Sunday 11th February we are privileged to be hosting visits from Livison Chipatiso, CAFOD’s representative in Zimbabwe. He’ll be speaking at a number of events across the region, letting us know more about the work of CAFOD in Zimbabwe.

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You, your friends and family are welcome to come and learn about CAFOD’s projects tackling hunger and malnutrition in Zimbabwe. Livison will be speaking at Masses at St Thomas of Canterbury at 9:30 Mass and 11:00 Mass.

Everyone is welcome and hope to see you there!

Location: St Thomas of Canterbury, Lonsdale Road, Bolton, BL1 4PN



CAFOD Rep from Zambia to speak in Diocese – Thursday 13th July


Florence from Zambia who turned little fish into big fish and was the focus for Lent 2017.

CAFOD Salford is delighted to be hosting the visit of Mwila Malumbi, our representative in Zambia – who oversees Sr Yvonne’s ‘Big Fish’ project which helped Florence pictured above and others like her.

This will be a great opportunity for us to find out about some of the projects Mwila is involved with and for her to find out what our supporters and volunteers do here in Salford, that enables her team to do such brilliant work with our partners on our behalf. Continue reading