Many thanks to pupils at Cranmore School who raised over £1800 for CAFOD

Cranmore School West Horsley

Cranmore School West Horsley

A HUGE thank you to the pupils at Cranmore School in West Horsley for their sponsored activity day which raised over £1800 for the East Africa Crisis Appeal. The activity day show cased the many talents in the school from comedy sketches, singing,  drama and instrumental performances. Many thanks to Mr Harris and Mr Jakubowski for organising the day and to the parents, friends and family members who sponsored the pupils.The cheque for £1800 was presented to Jo Lewry from CAFOD at a special assembly on Monday 15th May.

Jo Lewry said ” On behalf of CAFOD I would like to say a big thank you to Cranmore school for coming together and raising such a fantastic amount for the East Africa Crisis appeal. The money raised is not just a testament to the pupil’s creativity and talents but it will make a huge difference to people in need of food in East Africa.”

 

 

Vintage Cream Tea in Caterham raises over £500

Sacred Heart Caterham Vintage Afternoon Tea

Sacred Heart Caterham Vintage Afternoon Tea

On the 30th April and for the third year in a row, the parish of Sacred Heart hosted a vintage cream tea to raise money for the Connect2 El Salvador. The church hall was decked out to look like a traditional tea shop and over 50 people attended – so many that two sittings were organised. All enjoyed the afternoon tea, where tiered cake stands groaned under traditional English tea treats, from cucumber sandwiches to homemade cakes to scones with clotted cream and jam.

 

 

Tickets were sold at £8 for adults and £4 for children, meaning over £530 was raised. The money will go the community of Puentecitos, a town in western El Salvador, which Sacred Heart supports as part of CAFOD’s Connect2 scheme, which links parishes in the UK with communities overseas. All funds will be used to support villagers in Puentecitos open small businesses, run women’s groups and utilise organic farming methods.

Enjoying the Vintage Tea

Enjoying the Vintage Tea

Mary Tomlin, who helped to organise the event, said:“It’s always a nice community event, where the whole parish comes together and has a good time. The young people helped serve the tea and lots of parishioners baked cakes, making it a real community occasion.”

Many thanks to Mary Tomlin and the rest of the organisers at Sacred Heart for all of their support for CAFOD. It sounded like a wonderful event and we really appreciate the generosity and support of the parishioners..

 

 

Delicious Soup Lunch in Weybridge

Soup lunch at Christ Prince of Peace.

Soup lunch at Christ Prince of Peace.

Many thanks to Mary Lee our CAFOD parish volunteer at Christ Prince of Peace, Weybridge for inviting me to their monthly CAFOD soup lunch on Friday 5th May. This month the donations for the lunch were going to the East Africa Crisis Appeal. A simple lunch of soup, bread, cheese and fruit was provided. There was a choice of three different soups all made by parishioners which were delicious-  I tried them all !  The artisan bread had been donated by the Good taste Bakery in Camberley and they also supplied extra bread and tray bakes which were sold and raised over £70. About twenty people attended, with pupils from Year 4 class at St Charles Borromeo Primary helping out by waiting on the tables and washing up afterwards. So many thanks to them.

Alan with Mary our CAFOD parish volunteer.

Alan with Mary our CAFOD parish volunteer.

 

After the lunch I was introduced to Alan, who has been in the parish for over thirty years and who always attends the Friday soup lunches. He told me that he comes each month because he is a longstanding CAFOD supporter and he enjoys the chance to meet up with other parishioners over a simple lunch .

 

It was lovely to chat to the parishioners and thank them for their generous support of the Lent fast day and East Africa appeal and I hope that they enjoyed the lunch as much as I did. Many thanks to those who made the soup, provided the food and attended the lunch as about £200 was raised. Also special thanks to Year 4 pupils for all their help especially with the washing up their parents would have been very impressed! Jo Lewry

Enjoying the soup.

Enjoying the soup.

Sale of artisan bread

Sale of artisan bread