The Sun was out for Sacred Heart’s Cobham BBQ!

On Sunday 4th June Sacred Heart parish in Cobham held a BBQ to fundraise for CAFOD Connect2. The rain stayed away for a lovely day! The delicious food was enjoyed by everyone. Special thanks to all those who provided the spectacular variety of  salads.


Many thanks to all the parishioners who came along and to Jackie and Brian Trewby and their fantastic team of CAFOD volunteers who organised the event.


An incredible £1184 was raised for CAFOD, this is amazing, thank you so much to everyone who donated.


Are you interested in fundraising for CAFOD we have lots of ideas to inspire you.

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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 .



Have a clear out and recycle it for CAFOD

If you have any unwanted jewellery, currency and coins, stamps or electronics, now is your chance to get rid of them and support CAFOD!

CAFOD is working with Recycling for Good Causes to help you help the environment.

Ruben aged 8 harvesting vegetables his family has grown.

While this picture of Ruben harvesting crops Bolivia may seem to have nothing to do with recycling for CAFOD, they’re an example of people our partners have been able to help because of all your previous support (including recycling). Other suggested links for this and the top picture are welcome in the comments section below.


Detailed below are the items which Recycling for Good Causes will take, simply drop your unwanted items to the local CAFOD office near Guildford and we will do the rest!

  • Jewellery – unwanted gold, silver (including damaged items), costume jewellery, watches.
  • Currency and coins – banknotes and coins, any currency (UK or foreign) of any age, even outdated or unchangeable currency.
  • Stamps –  loose or single stamps, albums, first day covers or presentation packs, collections, postcard collections.
  • Electrical – Mobile phones, video cameras, old film cameras, SLR and lenses, digital cameras, stat navs, game consoles (games and accessories), I-pods, MP3 players, laptops, tablet computers.

If Jo or Martin are visiting at some point they’d also be happy to collect any of the above.

St John’s Seminary, Wonersh, Surrey, GU5 0QX.