Winslow surprises our CAFOD Coordinator

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).

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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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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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