EVENT: Understanding CAFOD | Saturday 20 May

For those who fancy a journey up to London, you’re very welcome at this event being run by our colleagues. A great chance to learn more about our work and spend time in some wonderful company.

CAFOD Westminster Blog

Come and join us for Understanding CAFOD and learn more about CAFOD.

Understanding CAFOD Understanding CAFOD

Join us at Romero House on Saturday, 20 May to learn more about CAFOD, our vision and values, our work overseas, and our varied volunteering roles in parishes, schools and other settings.

The day will run from 10am to 3:30pm with a shared lunch at 1pm.

Book your register to book your place:
Register via Eventbrite
Call our CAFOD Westminster Office: 0208 449 6970
Email: westminster@cafod.org.uk

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St George Students raise funds by soaking their teachers and making cake

Staff at St George’s College in Weybridge put themselves in the line of fire to help raise funds for our Lent Fast Day appeal shortly before Easter. Students donated generously for the chance of hurling wet sponges at their teaches. Students were delighted and staff were wet, despite their attempts to cover up with ponchos.

A crowd of St George's pupils soaking their teachers

A crowd of St George’s pupils soaking their teachers

The water based challenge was particularly fitting as the focus of our Lent Fast Day appeal was Florence who had received training to become fish farmers.

There was also a cake sale to aid in the efforts, all of which raised £584 for our work. The event was organised by two students who are part of our young leaders training program. They will also be helping to lead a social justice day for year 8s later on in the year.

We would like to thank the organisers, the soaked and willing teachers and all who took part in the fundraising. Our thanks also go to St George’s for the photos.

Meeting Rod Thick, Super-Campaigner

Rod has been involved in CAFOD campaigns since 2005 when he signed a petition in support of Brazilian Indians. He is staunch campaigner and the livesimply Parish accompanier for Arundel and Brighton diocese.

As a campaign volunteer, he has encouraged parishioners to sign petitions and join in marches on variety of issues including  recently the Climate Change march in November 2015.


Rod can be seen holding the D

His parish St Mary of the Angels in Worthing has been a livesimply parish for over two years and was the first in our diocese to become so. The livesimply award is given to parishes who can demonstrate that they have been living simply, and sustainably with creation, and in solidarity with people in poverty.

As the livesimply accompanier for the diocese, Rod is the first point of contact for parishes inquiring about the livesimply award. Having been through the process himself, who better to share what it’s like? He then goes to meet parishioners and supports them through the different stages that are needed to gain the award. He is on hand for support and advice throughout the process.

Rod recently visited Holy Angels in Ash and Our Lady Help of Christians in Worth who are starting the process of becoming a livesimply parish. Many thanks to Rod for his involvement in many CAFOD campaigns and for taking on the role of livesimply accompanier. Do get in touch with us if you would like to hear more about the livesimply parish award.