Fri 20th Sept: CAFOD Harvest Briefing (CAFOD Volunteer Centre, Hinsley Hall)

A warm invitation to all CAFOD Parish Volunteers to hear about our current Harvest Family Fast Day Appeal.

Familly Fast Day Harvest 2019At this event you will meet with fellow CAFOD Parish Volunteers who promote CAFOD within their local Catholic communities through prayer, campaigning and fundraising to support families living in the world’s poorest communities.

We will start the briefing with a prayer reflection, provided by CAFOD theology team and have a look at the case study from Uganda, featuring Fabiano who is thankful for the support from CAFOD to bring a safe water supply within reach of his community.

Projects similar to these are making a real change to the lives of families all across Uganda, and we will explore in the briefing how we can be more careful with our consumption of water, talk about the impact of not having access to a safe source of water and reflect on how our actions have a direct impact on our global brothers and sisters like Fabiano.

What: CAFOD Volunteer Harvest Briefing
Where: CAFOD Volunteer Centre, Hinsley Hall, 62 Headingley lane, LS6 2BX
When: 11am Friday 20th September 2019
Why: To prepare for Harvest Family Fast day in our Parishes

Light refreshments will be provided after; a simple soup and bread to help us think about how we can eat simply on Family Fast day on 4th Oct 2019.

If you are interested in attending, please email leeds@cafod.org.uk so we know how many people to cater for.

 

 

 

 

Madeline Steps into the Gap at LTU

We are delighted to welcome Madeline Woods to CAFOD in the Diocese of Leeds as a ‘Step into the Gap’ Volunteer. Madeline started her placement at Leeds Trinity University 4 weeks ago, welcoming Fresher’s and returning students and sharing opportunities for them to explore their faith through the chaplaincy services.

Madeline will be supporting the Chaplaincy team with CAFOD campaigns, prayer and fundraising actions throughout the year. As part of her year with CAFOD, Madeline will be visiting local schools and parishes to talk about her experience in Global Development and is currently preparing for her international visit, working with our charity partners in, Uganda.

 

Madeline has done quite a few things such as helping with tea on the landing at Leeds Trinity University and talking to staff and students about CAFOD. Recently Madeline organised a soup event for Harvest fast day raising £25, from doing this Madeline was able to raise awareness for CAFOD.

 

Today Madeline met the Mini Vinnies at St Nicholas Catholic Primary School in Leeds, to hear about their fundraising for CAFOD to support the people in Indonesia

 

If you would like to invite Madeline to your school or parish, please get in touch with Bronagh (0113) 275 9302 or send us an email to leeds@cafod.org.uk

 

For more information about CAFOD’s gap year programme ‘Step into the Gap’ please click here

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Leeds pupils Brighten Up lives across the world this Harvest

Local pupils have raised over £100 to help overseas communities living in extreme poverty.

Holy Name Catholic Voluntary Academy has held a number of exciting events through school to Brighten Up the lives of others around the world as part of development charity CAFOD’s Harvest fundraising campaign. holy name harvest bright prayers

On 5 October, every class in the school got involved in the campaign: making colourful mosaics, prayer spots and year two were even able to climb over the rainbow!

 

This year, due to poverty and injustice, Harvest will not be bright for millions of children and young people around the world who will miss out on food, clean water and even going to school.

 

But the support of schools in places like Leeds is helping to change this by raising money, enabling CAFOD to work alongside some of the world’s poorest communities as they find ways to overcome their many challenges.

 

RE Lead at Holy Name, Philip Stewardson, said: “On CAFOD’s Family Fast Day, Holy Name concentrated on the theme of ‘Brighten up’.  We had an introduction assembly that explained to the children the role of CAFOD and how even the small amounts can help – this was linked to sweets and games consoles.”

 

CAFOD’s representative in Leeds, Joanne Clark, said:

 

“Harvest is a time of abundance of both crops and of life in the community. This event has shown the abundance of compassion in Holy Name, whose kindness will help communities around the world.”