Youth for Christ does brilliant fundraising for CAFOD

CAFOD Parish Volunteer David Bray writes about his attendance at the YOUTH FOR CHRIST (Bristol) Event at the Park campus Knowles Bristol.

Youth for Christ leader Jamella Asotigue enthusiastically shared with David when he visited the event, that the group had chosen to donate to CAFOD because ” we want to be champions for the poor”. She continued by outlining that YOUTH FOR CHRIST are Christ centric, and that they had supported CAFOD previously via activities at school and in the church’s they attend, and as a result know that CAFOD really helps the poor worldwide.

Jamella Asotigue (left in black) Youth for Christ Area Lead.
Marianne Vasquez (right) YFC member and host for the event.

David outlines “There was much love and friendship between the youngsters who clearly had dignity and respect for each other and for their elders. They opened the afternoon with a prayer and followed it with the OUR FATHER.

To be honest it took me back just how aware of God’s presence they all seemed. Everyone of them joined in and they meant what they were saying. Christ lives in the hearts of these Filipino children”.

As part of the event, David gave a short talk on how CAFOD has been working in the Philippines since 1969, working  through local NGOs and churches for human rights and the sustainability of those projects, as well as during emergencies. David also explained that if they put their donation in under the lent appeal it would be matched pound for pound by UK government making a real difference, through Match Funding.

Woodchester walks for CAFOD!

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

 

 

 

 

 

Filipino Youth dance for CAFOD!

These photos record an event by the Filipino youth, “Youth for Christ”, from St. Peter’s parish in Gloucester. The Group put on a special celebration to raise money for CAFOD.

Raising money for CAFOD

£311 for CAFOD – FANTASTIC!

This included dancing, singing, instrumentals, a raffle, cakes and soft drinks.  They raised £311 for CAFOD which was fantastic!

Filipino Youth dancing for CAFOD

 

See here for ways your parish, youth group or school can fundraise for CAFOD too. And in this Season, all your donations are doubled by the Government’s Match Funding – great!