Garforth parishioner raises £430 at Summer Garden Party

St Benedict’s, Garforth parishioner Andrea has raised just over £430 at a recent Summer Garden Party in aid of CAFOD’s work to support the world’s poorest families.

Andrea Grant Summer Party St Benedicts with 2 ladies in foreground

Summer Fundraising Fun in Garforth

Andrea has organised parties like this over the last few years and also volunteers as a CAFOD Parish Volunteer in her local church, helping to raise awareness of CAFOD during the Lenten and Harvest Fast Day appeals. Andrea also liaises with several other CAFOD supporters in the local area who help others to pray and campaign in response to the cry of the poor

 

Andrea told us the fundraising event was a success, “ I am delighted to say that we had an enjoyable and rewarding day on Saturday.  We had 68 guests and helpers, everyone out in the garden thanks to the perfect weather. I shall be  sending a cheque to CAFOD for the £400 raised on the day and a further £30+ for donations from recent pyramid boxes.”

Andrea Grant Summer Party St Benedicts

CAFOD Parish Volunteer, Andrea thanks everyone who helped and attended the Summer Garden Party

If you would like to organise a fundraising event like this, here are our ‘fundraising how-to guide’ to help you get started.

 

If you would like to get more involved with your parish and support prayer, campaigning or giving please register your interest using our volunteer sign up form.

Children Lead Carlton Fundraising

Children in Carlton gathered together to say thank you for their lives and lead fundraising for communities in need across the world. 

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Children displayed what they were thankful for at the mass

Parishioners young and old at St Mary’s Church raised money in a variety of ways before, during and after mass on Sunday October 15 for CAFOD.

Everybody was invited to bring something they are thankful for to the mass, with a particular emphasis on children. The items ranged from a tin of food to a scooter and were all displayed at mass.

A cake stall run by children from the parish was held after mass, raising an impressive £58.80. Many pupils from Holy Family High School helped out with the fundraising and a further £78.68 was raised by their ‘harvest produce’ stall.

Students from the school also brought along harvest boxes with tins and packets of food to be distributed to the local food bank and to pensioners in the area.

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Bring something you are thankful for this weekend in Carlton

Children in Carlton have been encouraged to bring something in that they want to say thank you for as part of fundraising for CAFOD. 

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The money raised will go to the CAFOD Harvest appeal

St Mary’s Church are raising money in a variety of ways after 11.15am mass on Sunday October 15.

Everybody is invited to bring something they are thankful for to the mass, with a particular emphasis on children. This could be anything from a tin of food to a football.

There is also an opportunity to bring cakes for a stall after mass which will be run by children.

Pupils from Holy Family High School have also been invited to help out with the fundraising.

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