CAFOD Award for Brownedge St Mary’s Student

Last week, a student from Brownedge St Mary’s Catholic High School in Bamber Bridge won the “CAFOD Salford Award – Action for Global Justice, Pray – Give – Act” for her constant contribution to CAFOD.

The student in Year 10, received the Award at their Parish Prize Night on 27th June because of her constant dedication coming to the CAFOD group, giving her time to support local CAFOD events, leading younger students in school and enthusiastically and creatively planning and leading various CAFOD events in school including fundraisers and assemblies. The prize was presented to her by Linda from the Parish group. For parish fundraising ideas just click here.

Chloe Prize Night

We love to hear these stories and from CAFOD in Salford Office we want to also congratulate Chloe for her time and work. May you be an inspiration to many!

 

Summer Concert in Didsbury 6th July

On Friday 6th July, St Catherine’s Church is preparing a summer concert to support CAFOD. See the details below.

Hope to see you there!

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Pupils in Denton make a world of difference this Lent

A year seven class from St Thomas More RC College have raised over £1,000 to help communities around the world to grow crops and receive better nutrition as part of CAFOD’s Lent fundraising campaign.

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Pupils from St Thomas More RC College, Denton, raised £1,451 when they organised a whole host of events, including sponsored walks, runs and silences, as well as bake sales for the whole school to enjoy when they were left inspired after a visit from CAFOD education volunteer, Monica.

This Lent, CAFOD is working to combat malnutrition in Zimbabwe by providing seeds and farming training for families and communities so that everyone has enough to eat and all donations to CAFOD’s Lent Appeal, up to £5 million, will be doubled by the UK government up until 12 May.

Ms Hague, a teacher at the college, said: “Our college supports CAFOD alongside other charities every year.  CAFOD for our community is the essence of Catholic Social Teachings and so to be a part of the great work they do with the money we help to raise is vital.

“We took part in a workshop led by CAFOD volunteer, Monica, to show us the great projects the money we raise can contribute to.”

CAFOD’s representative in Denton, Ann Wilson, said: “The Lent appeal is such a great way of bringing people together and raising an incredible amount to help others. Well done to all of the children at St Thomas More RC College for their wonderful contributions!”

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 by providing safe water, supporting communities to plant vegetable gardens and teaching them about good nutrition and hygiene.

Donate to the Lent Appeal until May 12 and make double the difference