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  • Currency and coins – banknotes and coins, any currency (UK or foreign) of any age, even outdated or unchangeable currency.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.

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.