Sat 17th June 2017 Bradford, St John Church; Understanding CAFOD and Volunteer Meet Up

Are you interested in supporting CAFOD? Come and find out:

  • Who we are
  • What we stand for
  • Where we work
  • How we campaign
  • Why we need your help

Understanding CAFOD June 2017 Bradford

Come along and learn more about how you can get involved in your local parish or school by becoming a CAFOD Volunteer.

Light refreshments will be provided.

To book your place or for more information please email leeds@cafod.org.uk or call (0113) 275 9302

27th May 2017. Week of Action, Climate Lobby Training – Leeds

Week of Action 2017The Climate Coalition and Hope for the Future are offering free training for anyone seeking to engage their MP on climate change.

With three years of first hand experience and research into the most effective ways of engaging MPs on the topic of climate change, Hope for the Future’s training will provide support and advice to those wishing to make an impact on their MP.

The training will equip all those preparing for the Climate Coalition’s Speak Up Week of Action, from 1st – 9th July. Speak Up is a week of community events organised by campaigners to celebrate the people, places, and things they want to protect most from climate change. Find out more information here: www.weekofaction.org.uk.

The training will include;

– Practicalities of setting up a meeting and organising events.

– Effective communication with MPs and how to engage particularly challenging MPs.

– An opportunity to share good practice with other lobbyists.

– Hearing directly from policy makers and MPs what makes for effective lobbying.

Due to venue capacity there are limited spaces for the training so please register in advance. A light lunch and refreshments will be provided.

If you would like to organise your own event during Week of Action, please look here for more support and resources or contact Joanne at your local CAFOD Volunteer Centre in Leeds (0113) 275 9302 or email leeds@cafod.org.uk

From Saltaire to Bolivia: Lecture on the effects of UK aid in Bolivia at Leeds Trinity University

A West Yorkshire aid worker is set to deliver a lecture at Leeds Trinity University about how UK aid has made a life changing impact in Bolivian communities.

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Nikki Evans first visited Bolivia in 1998

On May 4, Nikki Evans from Saltaire, will give a special lecture, beginning at 7pm, about her experiences living in Latin America as aid agency CAFOD’s Bolivia Programme Officer.

 The talk, which is part of Leeds Trinity University’s annual development series, will reflect on her time spent living in La Paz, Bolivia, working alongside communities and local organisations and the effect that UK aid has had on these communities.

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