Looking up the definition of “Fundraising”, the dictionary states: ‘noun- the act or process of raising funds.’ However, parishioners at St Teresa’s – Princes Risborough, did something much more than just raising funds…
Making full use of the summer season, they held a BBQ on the 4 August to raise funds for CAFOD as well as learn about CAFOD’s work, build community spirit and enjoy food together! Over 50 people attended including the Parish Priest, Fr Joseph – a fantastic turn out!
One of the organisers of the event, Marie Pennell who recently returned from Uganda where she saw one of CAFOD’s projects, commented, “it was a wonderful afternoon. These social gatherings provide a great platform for parishioners to support and gain a better understanding of the work of CAFOD which we are all a part of.”
Fundraisers like this BBQ are vital for CAFOD to continue its much needed work and a massive thank you to the parish and those who organised and supported the event. They raised a phenomenal £607 for CAFOD!
Written by Isabelle