Excess for Ethiopia – Connect 2

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.

>> Find out more about the Connect 2 Scheme

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Stop the Mauà Community eviction – Help us reach 2,000 signatures

Over 200 families face eviction from their home in São Paulo. Children and vulnerable residents, who have lived in the Mauà building for 10 years, are in danger of being left homeless on the streets.

They need our help again in their struggle for safe housing.

Please add your name to our petition asking the Brazilian authorities to suspend the eviction and to negotiate a just, permanent solution.

We have got over 1,800 signatures.  Help us reach 2,000.



Fantastic Harvest Fast Day Soup Lunch at St Joseph’s – Gerrards Cross

Harvest Fast Day is a time to reflect on and share God’s abundance with our brothers and sisters around the world.  This year Harvest Fast Day was on Friday 6 October. Many parishes have been busy with various initiatives to support those in need such as farmers in El Salvador.


The team behind the Harvest Fast Day soup lunch at St Joseph’s – Gerrards Cross

Soup lunches are a great way to build community whilst raising awareness (and funds) about CAFOD’s work.  St Joseph’s in Gerrard Cross did just that!  They had a very  successful soup lunch, organised by Nan Jacobson – CAFOD volunteer and the fantastic team.

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