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..

 

 

St Joseph’s Dorking Connect2 El Salvador

Tania Dalton

Tania Dalton Communications Officer for Latin America

Many thanks to Helen Barcellona and her team of CAFOD volunteers for organising a fantastic fairtrade breakfast and talk about CAFOD’s work and how to connect to it last Sunday 4th December. Tania Dalton Communications Officer for Latin America gave a very insightful and interesting talk on the Connect2 project in Puentecitos, El Salvador. She explained how donations from parishes in England helped to support the communities in Puentecitos and difference this money makes to the lives of the women living there as it enables them to support their families by setting up small businesses.

St Joseph Dorking

Parishioners from St Joseph Dorking

 

” It was a very informative meeting and I now appreciate how our donations can help this community”, said one of the participants to me after the talk. Jo Lewry

 

 

 

Inspired by St Joseph’s could your parish also sign up to a Connect2 project ?