Camberley and Bagshot Catholic Parish held a soup lunch on 30 November which raised £310 for Connect2: Cambodia. This brings the total raised in 2017 for this Connect 2 scheme to just over £2280. Amazing!
Connect2 is a scheme which allows your parish to connect to one of five countries: Cambodia, Brazil, El Salvador, Ethiopia, Peru. You will receive updates about a community in your chosen country, and in return you can support that community by praying, fundraising and providing updates from your community.
If you would like your parish to sign up to Connect2, click on this form. Meanwhile, our thanks to Camberley and Bagshot for their continued and generous support of Connect2: Cambodia.
Tubes of change!
Many thanks to all those at Camberley & Bagshot parish for raising over £260 for Connect2 Cambodia. Jo Carroll, our CAFOD parish volunteer told us about their simple but novel way of raising money.
“Towards the end of 2015 when the Camberley & Bagshot Catholic Parish CAFOD/J&P group started to fundraise for the CAFOD connect2 Cambodia project one of the group had the idea of collecting small donations in tubes placed at the back of the three churches in the parish. This was to raise awareness within the parish of the new fundraising project and that many Cambodians live on less than 50p a day. Recently we put our CAFOD ‘tubes’ out again for two weekends to raise awareness that Connect2 programme is now supporting a new area in Cambodia. The total raised over the two weekends was an amazing £264.36. “
To find our more about Connect2 projects please listen to the webinar Update from Ethiopia by our Step into the Gap volunteers on Thursday 8th June (today) at 7pm . As part of their trip they visited the Connect2 community in Sebeya Ethiopia .
CAFOD group at Camberley and Bagshot
Many thanks to Jo Carroll and her team of CAFOD supporters for organising a Quiz night in aid of Connect2 Cambodia last Friday 12th May.
Jo told us “The quiz night with a fish & chip supper was a great success with lots of fun and laughter. About 50 people attended representing the three churches in the parish. The raffle raised £167 so the total profit for the event was £307 for connect2 Cambodia. The quiz night was planned partly to provide information about the new connect region in Cambodia so one of the rounds was general CAFOD questions and questions about Connect2 Cambodia.”
The Winning team with Fr Andrew
Quiz nights are a great way to fundraise for CAFOD and we even have some CAFOD questions ready for you to use.
Thanks to Jo and the CAFOD supporters and everyone who attended the quiz night for your generous support of the Connect2 Cambodia project.