Quizzical Evening at St Edmund’s Godalming

Ian - the quiz master

Ian – the quiz master

The fourth St Edmund’s Annual Quiz Night in aid of CAFOD was held last Saturday 20th October at St John’s Church Farncombe . It was a fantastic evening which raised £820 for the Harvest family fast day appeal.   Many thanks to Ian Honeysett our regular  quiz master for setting the questions and to Jan his wife for keeping the score The rounds included Around the UK, The Answer’s a Colour , What’s the Connection and The Bible!

What's the answer?

What’s the answer?

The event was sold out with nine teams competing to be this year’s champions. It was fairly close at the end but the winning team Seven Ancient Wonders managed to hold on to their lead and claim the prize of a range of fair trade goods.

Seven Ancient Wonders -winning team

Seven Ancient Wonders -winning team

Many thanks to St Edmund’s Justice & Peace group :- Mary Waight, Colette & Adrian Wyn-Griffiths, Jo and Julian Lewry for organising the quiz and for doing the catering. Also thanks to James Blackett and Gabriella Lagattolla for raising  £220 on the raffle and to Frances & Louise Blackett for all your help in the kitchen.

A great evening was had by all and we are looking forward to the fifth annual quiz night October 2019!

St Edmund's J&P group

St Edmund’s J&P group

St Edmund's J&P group

St Edmund’s J&P group

 

Year 12 Students at the Young Leaders’ Training Day

Young Leaders

Young Leaders

Wow what a fantastic day we had yesterday with 58 Year 12 students from schools in Arundel & Brighton and Portsmouth dioceses attending their first training day for the CAFOD Young Leadership programme. Many thanks to the students from Blessed Hugh Faringdon Reading,  Cardinal Newman School Hove, Christ the King Isle of Wight,  Farnborough Hill Farnborough, Salesian School Chertsey,  Salesian School Farnborough, Oaklands College Waterlooville, St Anne’s School Southampton , St Joseph”s College Reading and St Peter’s School Guildford for  taking on the role of  CAFOD Young Leaders in your schools.  Your enthusiasm and energy was amazing and we hope you found the day inspiring and informative.

St Peters

St Peters

Sarah Burrows from CAFOD’s Youth team started the day with a reflection on CAFOD’s vision and values . After some lively icebreakers the students looked at some statistics on global poverty for example 844 million people still don’t have access to safe drinking water . Then they explored what makes a good leader and the qualities of leadership. Next they participated in On the Move which is a refugee simulation exploring the feelings of people having to flee from their home because of war. The students then worked together in their school groups to plan the activities that will carry out this term in their schools.

On the Move activity

On the Move activity

Many thanks to Oaklands College for hosting the day and to Mr Sumba for organising the refreshments for us. Thanks also to Liz Burden and Steve Deadman our school volunteers who helped out on the day and to the staff accompaniers from each school for supporting  your students  We look forward to hearing about the Young Leaders activities at the second training day in January 2019!

 

Cardinal Newman

Cardinal Newman

Salesian school Chertsey

Salesian school Chertsey

Cream Teas in Storrington – A Little Bridge to El Salvador

Our sincere thanks go to Trevor, the CAFOD team and the Storrington Parish for hosting a delightful garden party with a Cream Tea on Saturday the 21st of July.

The event raised £460 for the Parish’s Connect2: El Salvador project where the people of Puentecitos (meaning little bridges), a small village near the border of Guatemala, are  improving community life by opening small businesses and using organic farming methods.

Storrington Garden Party 2 July 2018

Now is it jam first or cream first?

Thank you to those who made and provided such splendid cakes, to those who donated prizes for the raffle, to Waitrose in Storrington for the gift of scones. Thanks to Anita for her contribution from selling her husband Mike’s collection of puzzles. Particular thanks to all those who did the setting up, served the tea and helped in the many ways that made it such a success. Thanks, too, to those who weren’t able to attend but nevertheless gave generous donations.

Our thanks also go to the Chemin Neuf community for the use of the cloister garden, such an ideal setting.

This brings the parish fundraising total for our friends in El Salvador to an amazing £13,860. The Parish are also planning a Harvest Supper on the 27th of October for our Family Fast Day (5th Oct). Thank you Our Lady of England!

The beautiful setting of the Cloister Garden

The beautiful setting of the Cloister Garden

Some of the Community in Puentecitos, El Salvador

Some of the Community in Puentecitos, El Salvador