7th June 2018: Volunteer Meet Up and Share the Journey Walk, Hinsley Hall

Your Invitation: Thurs 7th June 12pm: Share the Journey Refugee Walk and Volunteer Week refreshments


To mark ‘Volunteers Week’ (1st – 7th June 2018) we are hosting an event for new, existing and prospective CAFOD volunteers


We would be delighted if you could join us at 12pm on Thursday 7th June 2018, here at the CAFOD Volunteer Centre


12pm Arrival and introductions

12:15pm ‘Share the Journey’ walk around the grounds of Hinsley Hall (please wear weather appropriate clothing)

12:40pm Refreshments and cake served


share the journey logoWe hope being part of the ‘Share the Journey’ short walk on the 7th June here in the grounds of Hinsley Hall might inspire you to organise or attend a Share the Journey walk in your local parish/ deanery. We will have organiser’s guides available for you to take away and prayer cards to share on the day.


We will provide hot and cold drinks, if you would like to bring a small plate of something to share, that would be lovely


Please let us know by email if you would like to attend leeds@cafod.org.uk


Plan your ‘Share the Journey’ parish walk

share the journey users guide

Share the Journey; Organiser’s Guide available now to download below

Parishes across the Diocese of Leeds have an opportunity to put their Catholic faith into action this June through the ‘Share the Journey’ campaign action. You and your fellow parishioners can take action on the refugee crisis and show your support for people forced to flee their homes.


You can plan a walk at a local church, in the car park, around the local area or even in the park. Then add the number of miles you have walked as a group ( 1 mile walked by 20 people = 20 miles) to our totaliser.

Download the ORGANISER’S GUIDE here, and start planning you ‘Share the Journey’ action today. Remember to let us know where and when your walk will take place, we will help you to promote it and get as many parishioners involved.

This is an opportunity for all of us to come together to walk in solidarity with refugees and migrants. By walking we will send a powerful message to world leaders that they too need to step up and protect the rights of people on the move.

Whether you walk one mile or hundreds, anyone can take part. Together we will walk 24,900 miles – the distance around the world. share the journey logo

Parishioners who join in the walk will be asked afterwards to sign a petition card asking the Prime Minister to ensure that the UK takes a lead during UN refugee negotiations.

Get in touch with Joanne and Bronagh in the Leeds CAFOD Volunteer Centre for support to organise your own walk. (0113 275 9302) or leeds@cafod.org.uk

Click here for more information about Share the Journey

Sophie Set for CAFOD El Salvador and Nicaragua Trip!

Step into the Gap volunteer Sophie Aulton has jetted off to El Salvador and Nicaragua as part of her CAFOD gap year! Read her thoughts below…

Sophie Aulton

Gap year volunteer, Sophie Aulton

Throughout Christmas I have been getting bits of things for the upcoming trip to El Salvador and Nicaragua. Mosquito repellent, light clothing, shampoo, shower gel, torches and chargers have been going round and round in my head since the CAFOD weekend in November to prepare us for the upcoming adventure. However it has become almost second nature to talk about the destinations on the visit, security precautions and vaccinations with those who ask, having given many presentations to school children about El Salvador and Nicaragua, and what I will be doing there. This has allowed me to become familiar with CAFOD’s work in the areas as well as knowledgeable about their political history.

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