St John Ogilvie Christmas Bazaar

Parishioners at St John Ogilvie, Corby, organised a Christmas bazaar with a difference.  Funds from the bazaar went to buy gifts for their sisters and brothers around the world.

In particular they have provided a whole community with water, bringing to an end the need for women and children to walk miles to fetch dirty water.  Ensuring that the whole community has clean water to drink, to wash and to cook with.  This will massively reduce the number of babies and young children who die from simple water borne diseases.  They have also provided bicycles for health workers, so that they are able to visit more villages and get to the more remote communities.

This followed on from the parish learning about the plight of children when members of the children’s liturgy group talked to them about the importance of mosquito nets.  Hence some of the funds went to provide wider support for the healthcare of mothers and children.

Picture shows members of the CAFOD group together with those who helped on the day. 

In all they raised £1,394, an amazing result, bringing a happy christmas to families world-wide.

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CAFOD Northampton supports CAFOD's work across the Northampton Diocese covering the Counties of Northamptonshire, Bedfordshire and Buckinghamshire together with those parts of Berkshire north of the Thames. Working in partnership with volunteers and supporters, the Diocesan Office coordinates CAFOD's work at a local level in parishes, schools and community groups.

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