Connect with CAFOD’s work online this Harvest Fast Day

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Elizabeth, local farmer in Bolivia

Volunteers in the Diocese of Shrewsbury live thousands of miles from Bolivia. This Harvest Fast Day you have the chance to hear about life in Bolivia, from your own home!

On 7th October you are invited to join CAFOD online for your chance to hear from Nikki Evans, Programme Officer for Bolivia. You can find out about CAFOD’s work in Bolivia and ask any questions you might have.

Joining an online talk is easy. Simply choose from the lunchtime and evening talks and register using your email address.

CAFOD volunteers and supporters have come together on three occasions throughout September to hear about Harvest Fast Day and about CAFOD’s work in Bolivia.

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Nicanora and her family in Bolivia

Nikki Evans, Programme Officer for Bolivia, said:

“Families in Bolivia make the most they can out of every single penny and understand the importance of every grain of sand. They are hugely grateful for CAFOD supporters and any gift you can give as a donation will help them.”

“I’m so pleased that the Bolivian rural livelihoods projects were chosen for Hands On! Many of the poorest and most vulnerable people in Bolivia live in the highest parts of the Andes mountains and so it’s difficult for visitors to come and learn about the work the CAFOD supports.”

Hear more from  Nikki Evans during one of our online sessions.

If you have any questions please contact Eleanor at eheans-glogowska@cafod.org.uk or call 0207 095 5332.

One Climate, One World: CAFOD speaker from Zimbabwe tours England and Wales

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Takura picIn July, Takura Gwatinyanya, from CAFOD partner Caritas Harare, will be travelling across England and Wales to share his passion for tackling poverty and to show how your support is making a difference in Zimbabwe.

Meet Takura and discover more about CAFOD’s climate and energy campaign at a series of special events, starting in London on Wednesday 6 July.

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We caught up with Takura to ask his about his family, his work and what keeps him motivated.

Tell us a little bit about your family.

I am married to Rutendo Avriel, and we have one five-year-old son.

You’re an expert in water and sanitation. What makes you passionate about this area?

My experience in sanitation and humanitarian work has shown me that access to water and sanitation is a fundamental human right. It bring human dignity, with immediate and evidenced results. The need for decent…

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Walking for Syria

Peter Flint and Gordon Moss from St Stephen's and St Joseph's, Warrington respectively.

Gordon Moss (left) and Peter Flint  from St Joseph’s and St Stephen’s, Warrington.

CAFOD supporters who take part in the Wirral Coastal walk never quite know what type of weather to expect. During recent years they have been sunburnt, sand-blasted and awash with rain. This year was no different with a myriad of weather thrown at them. However, this did not deter the stalwart group of CAFOD supporters who walked either 4, 8 or 15 miles in solidarity with those we work with in Syria.

Read about our work in Syria

Amongst those walking were a group of friends.Julia and Richard Blundell with their children Sylvia and Adrian were first time walkers and did 4 miles. Well done Blundell family. Here’s hoping we will see you again next year! They were fortunate enough to miss the rain, but Cecily and Daniel Sabino, veterans of the walk, were not so lucky. Cecily says: ” Daniel and I completed the 15 miles despite getting soaked. I even contemplated phoning my husband at West Kirby but my Catholic guilt kicked in and we forged ahead . It was great to finish and we look forward to collecting our sponsor money and meeting up with Finbar and our friends in Birkenhead to present our money to Cafod.”

 left to right: Julia and Richard Blundell with their children, Cecily and Daniel Sabino

left to right: Julia and Richard Blundell with their children, Cecily and Daniel Sabino

Finbar Stewart, our Events Volunteer, who organises the CAFOD contingent on the walk says: “This year we had slightly fewer walkers but they seem to have collected more sponsorship than previous years. I am cautiously optimistic that the monies will reach £10,000”

Interested in holding an event for CAFOD? Find tips and toolkits here.

If you are interested in finding out more about how, where and why we work in Syria why not come along and hear Alan Tomlinson, Emergency Programme Manager for Syria. Perhaps then, next year, you may want to face the elements and take part in the Wirral Coastal Walk 2017!

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