My home has been in the Shrewsbury diocese for the last 30+ years (with the occasional sojourn to another part of the world including London!) and what amazes me is that I am still learning about the wonderful people in this part of the country. These last few months have shown me what fantastic, committed, passionate and generous supporters and volunteers CAFOD has, across the diocese from the Wirral to Hyde, from Runcorn through Crewe down to Ludlow. Thank you.
This Lent you have raised an amazing amount of money in an equally amazing number of ways.
- The good people from Holy Family in Pensby collected together their pennies in water bottles;
- Angie and her fellow workers in St Mary’s Crewe knitted, sewed together and sold small chicks covering Easter Eggs
- Good Shepherd Parish in Telford held soup and sandwich lunches on Fridays throughout Lent
- St Edward’s in Macclesfield held a one off soup lunch.
- June Palmer and the ladies in the afternoon UCM group at Holy Apostles and Martyrs, Wallasey collected, amongst other items, cartridges and foreign coins to be recycled.
- Our Lady’s in Ellesmere Port held a series of quizzes
These are just a few of the activities and events that have been held. Is yours missing? Have you told us about it? Please email us to firstname.lastname@example.org and let us know what you have done.
Thanks to the inspiring generosity of parishes, communities and schools across England and Wales, our Lent Appeal has raised over £3.5 million. And because the UK government is matching every donation, your money is worth an incredible £7 million in total.
Father Paul Ngole, a CAFOD partner who works in Karamoja, Uganda says:
“Thank you for supporting us in Karamoja. Here it is the rainy season, but you can see the rains aren’t really here. It is the dry season still, but people need water, sanitation and food. We don’t want a world that is already devastated for future generations.
“We are really grateful to CAFOD supporters for helping to fund our work on water and hygiene.”