Gershwin and Puccini in the Park Cafe, Northampton

Tony Ansell welcomes Alison Roddy and “The Red Baron”

Councillor Tony Ansell owner of the Park Cafe hosted a fundraising evening in support of CAFOD’s Thirst for Change campaign on Thursday 3rd May.  Soprano Alison Roddy and pianist Lincoln Noel entertained guests with a selection of music  including Gershwin, Puccini and  Ivor Novello.

pianist Lincoln Noel entertained guests

More than seventy guests including the Mayor and Mayoress of Northampton, Councillor David Mackintosh, leader of Northampton Borough Council,  Michael Ellis MP,  CAFOD Director for Communities and Supporters, Tom O’Connor and representatives from  parishes  across Northampton  enjoyed the music and the complimentary drinks and nibbles served throughout the evening, as well as participating in an auction and a grand raffle.

CAFOD Director Tom O’Connor with Tony Ansell and Fr Mark Floody

Tom O’Connor spoke a little about the work of CAFOD and the importance of seeing ourselves as part of a global family.  He thanked Tony Ansell and all present for their generosity which raised a total of over £2,400 which the government will match fund bringing the proceeds for the evening to almost £5000.

Please click on the links for further information about CAFOD and how to support us through prayer, fundraising and campaigning.

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