CAFOD was delighted to join the Suzy Fund at a special event to celebrate their 40th anniversary. The Suzy fund was set up in 1975 by a group of parishioners of St Peter and Paul Catholic Church in Wakefield, who reacted with outrage to the image of a young girl dying of starvation on a rubbish dump in Ethiopia and wanted to do something practical to help. Since they began they have raised an outstanding £800,000 which has been donated to a number of international development charities including CAFOD.
CAFOD was one of five charities participating at the event, which brought together over 60 parishioners and long-standing supporters of the Suzy Fund. The evening included a simple soup supper, music, speakers from the chosen charities and a presentation in recognition of the dedication and hard work of Brian Hazell who has led the Suzy Fund since the beginning.
The Suzy Fund is an inspiring example of the real difference a group of committed CAFOD supporters can make in the lives of men, women and children in the developing world. Their dedicated support over the years is so valuable to CAFOD, and we know that this support has helped lots of disadvantaged families to find a way out of poverty. We were thrilled to be part of their 40th anniversary celebrations.
Even after all these years the Suzy Fund still manage to amaze us with their generosity – at the event they presented CAFOD with a cheque for £1,000. Thank you to all at the Suzy Fund!