The CAFOD group and many other volunteers from the parish in Stonehouse went on a walk recently in aid of CAFOD’s SHARE THE JOURNEY campaign.
A little rainy at the start . . . .
The parish walk was rainy at the start but quickly cleared up and the sun came out so it got pleasantly warm. All the walkers had stickers on, said the CAFOD prayers and had a campaign card to fill in.
Fr. Bill at Mass the next day outlined how it was good to see these events being held in our parishes.
. . . . . but the weather quickly improved
Christ the King School in Filton Bristol always supports CAFOD brilliantly every Lent and Harvest. Here they report on their latest efforts:
At School of Christ the King, in Filwood Park, Bristol, we raise money for charity during Lent every year. We do this by having a different activity every Friday. This is a long-standing tradition and we are proud of the way our children and their families support us and help those in need in our country and around the world.
This year we started with a cake sale (always a good way to start!) We had a penalty shoot-out competition, a variety of sponsored events, a film show, a ‘Name the Easter Chick’ competition and a penny trail – children collected small change which they brought in and laid along the painted lines on the playground. It’s amazing how those pennies mount up! Our final event was an Easter Egg raffle on the last day of school.
We are proud to donate £1000 to CAFOD. The Great Western Air Ambulance will also be benefiting from the generosity of our wonderful families.
Thank you for your support to our Lent Fast Day appeal. Donations to CAFOD until 12 May will be doubled by the UK Government. We have planned a £5 million programme to combat malnutrition – and with it we hope to be able to reach 245,000 people. But we need the full amount of match funding to make it happen. You can help us reach the full amount needed for this crucial programme. We still have some way to go yet! To donate please go to cafod.org.uk/lent