Bowled over by the amount of superb soup suppers and lunches

Enjoying the soup lunch at Holy Spirit Church

Enjoying the soup lunch at Holy Spirit Church

Many thanks to all our parish volunteers who organised a soup lunch or supper in their parish to raise money for CAFOD Lent fast day . Please send us details and photos of your soup event if you haven’t done so yet!

Enjoying soup at Holy Spirit Fetcham

Enjoying soup at Holy Spirit Fetcham

At Holy Spirit Church Fetcham 22 people attended the soup lunch and raised £82. Kathy Medlicott who made one of the soups said “Parishioners came together to remember those less fortunate than themselves.”

Kath and Brian Medlicott

Kathy and Brian Medlicott CAFOD parish volunteers


In St Edmund’s parish Godalming members of the Justice and Peace group did a sponsored 24 hour fast which ended with Stations of the Cross and a soup supper and raised over a £100. Julian, our parish volunteer at St Edmund’s said ” It was a lovely way to finish our  24 hour sponsored fast . The CAFOD stations of the Cross which reflected on the lives of Florence and Patrick from Zambia were very moving and prayerful. We then had two different soups one of which was a fish chowder (although I don’t think it contained any tilapia fish) to remind us of how Florence’s life was changed by becoming a fish farmer.”

St Edmund's parish soup supper

St Edmund’s parish soup supper

Once again thank you to all our parish volunteers for everything you do to support CAFOD and help people lift themselves out of poverty. Could you volunteer for CAFOD in your parish?

Delicious cakes on sale at Holy Angels, Ash

Cake Sale at Holy Angels Ash

Cake Sale at Holy Angels Ash

Holy Angels Church in Ash have already started fund raising for Lent by holding a cake sale after mass last Sunday (19th February).  Mike Harte the CAFOD parish volunteer at Holy Angels has decided to organise a monthly cake sale in the church to raise funds for CAFOD and a willing group of bakers from the parish are using their culinary skills to bake cakes . Mike told us ” That all the cakes were sold and £40.50 was made”

So many thanks to Mike and his fantastic bakers for making cakes for the sale and to all the parishioners who supported the sale by buying the tasty treats.

Inspired by Mike to fundraise for CAFOD? Look at our A-Z of fundraising ideas.

St Anne’s Chertsey Understanding CAFOD’ s Work

Libia Roldan-McRobb

Libia Roldan-McRobb speaking about why she supports CAFOD.

On Sunday 12th February I was invited by Libia Roldan-McRobb our CAFOD parish volunteer at St Anne’s Church Chertsey to talk about CAFOD’s work, explain how donations are spent and how we work with partners in over 30 countries in the world. The meeting was well attended and Libia had provide activities for children so that families would be able to come as well. I also talked about Lent fast day and told the story of Florence from Zambia and how she had been supported by CAFOD’s partner who taught her the skills and gave her the materials she needed to become a fish farmer.

At the end of the meeting Libia spoke passionately about why she supports CAFOD “I get up in the morning and I can have a shower but there are people who don’t have access to clean water….. I can cook  breakfast for my family but there are people who don’t have enough food to feed their children and it is not fair. I want to make the world a fairer place for everyone.”

Parishioners from St Anne's Chertsey

Parishioners from St Anne’s Chertsey


Many thanks to those who came to the meeting, and to Libia for organising the meeting and for baking the most delicious cakes!  Jo Lewry

Are you inspired by Libia to volunteer for CAFOD?