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.
The parish community at Winslow have been great in supporting CAFOD’s work over the years and 2017 was no exception.
Harvest Fast Day
Simple reminder to Gift Aid donations
Frank Preece – Parish Volunteer
For Harvest Fast Day, with the support of their parish priest Fr Anton Webb, Frank Preece (parish volunteer) delivered the Fast Day talk and envelopes were handed out to encourage people to Gift Aid their donations. They had a simple and effective way to remind people the following week as well (see picture above).
Sacred Heart – Leighton Buzzard have come up with great ideas to support CAFOD’s work over the years both with fundraising and campaigning. Their latest venture was an ingenious one for Sebeya (in Ethiopia) as the parish is part of the Connect 2 scheme.
Bob Garrard (CAFOD volunteer and part of the Justice and peace group) writes:
J&P group prepares for “Excess for Ethiopia”
“During the summer months Sacred Heart parishioners here in Leighton Buzzard have been blessed with a good crop of fruit and vegetables. We had been thinking how we could help our brothers and sisters in Sebeya, Ethiopia, with whom we are linked through CAFOD’s Connect2 Ethiopia scheme. Mary (member of the J&P group) had the brilliant idea that by making jams and other products from our harvest excess we could sell them to raise money for the community in Sebeya. We cannot not send them perishable food, but can support them with funds to buy seeds and provide irrigation. This would really empower them to grow their own food.