Soup lunch is one of the traditional ways that parishioners support CAFOD during Lent. Bridget Ovey, (in picture below) the organiser for the last ten or so years said: ‘It’s a nice way of bringing the parish together and it’s great working together as a team in the kitchen and ‘waiting on’ the tables.’
The lunch is also one way that the parish can reach out both to our global neighbours and to those closer to home in the surrounding area.
‘We’ve been talking about the Year of Mercy so decided to welcome the wider community as well as raise funds for CAFOD.’ Chris Walsh, a parishioner (in picture below)
The soup lunch raised £230 and just as importantly it raised awareness of our sisters and brothers across the world who are living in poverty. Dave Smith, the Chair of the Parish Council, (in picture below) when asked why the Parish holds this event, said: ‘We do this to continue to raise awareness of the plight of those who don’t have the basics that we’re used to. It also highlights the role of CAFOD in supporting them. We can hold small events that potentially make a big impact.’
Thank you St Edward’s!
Roll on next year to see what unusual soups will be on the menu!