St John Fisher’s Dewsbury welcome Gapper Madeline after her Uganda trip

St John Fisher Catholic Secondary school in Dewsbury last week welcomed our Step into the Gap volunteer Madeline to their school for an all day visit.

The school’s Lay Chaplin Angela Eddie said “We were delighted to welcome CAFOD Gap student Madeleine Woods last week. Madeleine who is just back from Uganda led workshops on the theme of ‘Life Without Taps’ to year 7  and year 8 students. The students embraced the opportunity to experience the way of life for many living in a village with one tap through interactive games, followed with discussion and reflections.”

sophie at St John Fisher in Dewsbury faith day

Later in the day, Madeline spent time with the school’s dedicated ‘Faith In Action Team’ who embraced a tailored session around Madeleine’s experience in Uganda and the Faith in Action she witnessed.

Angela explained “The workshop was followed with presentation skills training to help the Faith in Action team to deliver Collective Worship to forms during Lent”

If you would like Madeline to come to your school, please get in touch leeds@cafod.org.uk or call (0113) 274 2772

Click here to download the Leader’s Guide for Life without Taps

If you would like to apply to become a Step into the Gap volunteer, click here to find out how you too could follow in Madeline’s footsteps and help to change the systems and structures that cause poverty

Fri 5th April: Lenten Lookback and lunch

We would like to invite all our volunteers and supporters to a ‘Lenten Lookback’.

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Lenten Appeal posters and pamphlets from past decades will be on display Fri 5th April 2019 11:30am onwards

Join us on Friday 5th April from 11:30am onwards as we meander our way through past decades of CAFOD Lenten appeals, photos and pamphlets and take the opportunity to share experiences and memories of a long history of prayer, campaigning and fundraising to support the world’s poorest communities.

Feel free to drop in anytime you can the display will be open from 11:30am – 2pm and if you have any pamphlets or photos from the past to share, please bring them along.

Everyone is welcome, please bring along a small plate of some simple food to share at the Lenten Lunch afterwards

Date: Friday 5th April 2019
Time: 11:30am – 2pm
Venue: CAFOD, Hinsley Hall, 62 Headingley Lane, Leeds, LS6 2BX

For more information, or to let us know you will be coming along please email leeds@cafod.org.uk or call (0113) 275 9302

CAFOD Leeds show their love (for the world) this Valentine’s Day

For Valentine’s Day this year here are five things that we’ve been doing to make an impact against climate change.

Why not join us?

Writing and sharing Green Hearts

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Petition the Prime Minister

Heres an easy link to submit your call for action on climate change.

Sign up to be a Climate Champion in your area

Aged 18-35 and want to make a difference? Join us in applying by clicking here.

“Climate change, living more sustainably and caring for creation are crucial parts of our faith. This volunteer opportunity will enable you to gain new experiences, meet others interested in tackling climate change and play your part in creating a better world.”

Get creative!

See our Green Hearts activity guide here.

Bake cakes, pizzas, and craft your own seed Green Heart to wear with pride!

Take to social media

Tweet @CAFODLeeds and let us know what you’re getting up to today to help our environment. Send your pictures and videos – we’d love to see!