Tubes of change raise over £260 in Camberley and Bagshot

Tubes of change!

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 .

 

 

Quiz night for Cambodia at Camberley and Bagshot

CAFOD group at Camberley and Bagshot

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

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.

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..