Get Crafty this Valentine’s Day with our Share a Green Heart Campaign

Written by CAFOD volunteer, Sacha Wynne

How many things that you LOVE are affected by climate change every year?


On February 14th 2018, Show the Love urges schools, churches, communities and YOU to start a conversation about climate change and how the things you love are affected by it.

With a shocking two out of three people never having had a conversation about climate change, we need to Show the Love now more than ever!


So! Do you have a passion for fashion? Are you taken with baking?

Here are some top tips for how to spark up conversation with people about something we should all regularly share our love for, the earth!

Wear your green heart with confidence!

One super easy way of supporting this campaign is by ordering some green heart stickers to wear. Use these stickers as a convenient talking point for those interested in what they


Create with your mates!

  • Why not take things a notch further and create your own green hearts to pin! These will be instant eyebrow raisers and will grab everyone’s attention so that conversations about climate cafod green heartschange start with intrigue!
  • Sewing not your thing? How about latch embroidery? This creative little rag rug heart will be an instant head turner, perfect to clip to reusable shopping bags or to give as a gift!
  • Green fingers more your style? Give this seeded heart a go with our easy step by step plan. No soil or mess involved, just paper, a blender and seeds for your main needs!

Cook and bake till you flake!

  • Let’s face it, food is where it’s at when it comes to getting people interested in something new. If you’re more at home with cooking try your hand at this amazing heart shaped pizza! Bellissimo!

  • Feel like you’ve got it in the bag when it comes to baking? Then why not try your hand at our delicious macarons recipe!? (Love heart shaped of course!)

And that’s all you need to be a Show the Love campaigner! Simple as that! For more information on Show the Love or to look up tips for conversations visit the CAFOD website!

Livison Chipatiso in Telford 8th February

On Thrusday 8th February you and your friends and family are welcome to hear Livison Chipatiso, Programme Officer from the CAFOD office in Harare, will be in Telford at 7pm.

He will be speaking about CAFOD’s projects tackling hunger and malnutrition in Zimbabwe.

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The location is at St Patrick’s Curch, King Street, Wellington, Telford, TF1 3AP

All are welcome, and we hope to see you there!

Meet Livison from Harare this Lent Fast Day

On Friday 9th February, Livison Chipatiso, Programme Officer from the CAFOD office in Harare, will be in Ellesmere Port to speak about CAFOD’s projects tackling hunger and malnutrition in Zimbabwe, and to share his personal stories of the need faced by families and the impact the projects are having on the community.

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Refreshments will be available from 7pm, and the talk will begin at 7.30pm at Our Lady’s Parish Centre, Our Lady Star of the Sea, 2a Enfield Road, Ellesmere Port CH65 8BY.

There will be time for questions after Livison has spoken.

All are welcome, and we hope to see you there!