A Big Thanks to Amazing Fundraisers and Event Organisers

We would like to express our thanks to all those who have been arranging special events to support our work. There have been so many people going the extra mile these last few months and we wanted to say thanks to you.

Soup Lunches are always a popular way of raising funds for our work. They are so popular we’re sure we aren’t hearing about them all. A special note of thanks go out to the teams at Worth and Eastbourne for their special efforts this year as between them they raised over £2000 for our work. Thanks to all those who hold soup lunches which bring communities together in making a change.

Food, glorious food. This photo from an event in Sacred Heart Parish Cobham

Food, glorious food. This photo from an event in Sacred Heart Parish Cobham

Sales The team down in Bognor Regis, Slindon and Rose Hill held a great plant sale after Mass which raised over £300 with more still to come. This is now a regular feature of life in the Parish, one for which, I’m sure,  the Parish are incredibly grateful. Our heartfelt thanks also go to the team in Woking who for many years have held cake sales and done so much for our work. Elizabeth Wallace (left)  has been holding the cake sales for around 28 years – that’s over half of CAFOD’s life time. What an amazing exmaple of faithfulness and dedication. The team have recently recruited two more members allowing our faithful cake makers to pass on the baton. Thanks for all their hard work over the years.

Woking Cake Team

Woking Cake Team

A DIY sponsored run was organised in Godalming by Madeleine, Charlotte and Ania after Madeleine heard a student from St Peter’s Catholic College in Guildford speak for Harvest Fast Day at their local Church. Madeleine spoke at Mass about the run they were doing and raised over £500 to support our work.

The girls from Godalming on the final sprint of the 3 mile run (also joined by Charlotte' slittle sister)

The girls from Godalming on the final sprint of the 3 mile run (also joined by Charlotte’ slittle sister)

A Car Boot Sale was organised in St Leonard’s School, Mayfield by St Thomas of Canterbury Parish. 42 pitches were booked in advance and many treasures and bargains were bought including an 18th century oak chair donated by Fr Mario Sanderson. A grand total of £943 was raised for which we are incredibly grateful.

Car Boot Sale, organised by St Thomas of Canterbury Parish and held in the grounds of St Leonard's School, Mayfield.

Car Boot Sale, organised by St Thomas of Canterbury Parish and held in the grounds of St Leonard’s School, Mayfield.

There have been many such events happen throughout the Diocese and we are thankful for all of them. If you would like your event featured in our blog then send us details and we’ll happily put them up.

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