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CAFOD Fundraising Stories

  1. 1. Hitchen parish virtual village A One World Group in a parish in Hitchen launched their virtual village fundraising with a Quiz Evening . They raised enough money to buy their first item: a community water supply ! At each event, participants vote for which item they should get next!
  2. 2. Fynnius Fogg Rock Northampton Supporters from across Northampton danced the night away to the sounds of Fynnius Fogg at St Gregory’s Catholic Primary School. They raised £1000 , enough to provide a community rice bank !
  3. 3. St Mary’s Parish, Dunstable Three churches in Dunstable, inspired by the parish UCM Group, celebrated the 50th anniversary of Fast Day. They raised £500 , enough to buy a fruit tree nursery and other gifts, such as emergency kits and training for a farmer. Here’s their beautiful orchard collage , created by lots of parish volunteers!
  4. 4. St Peter & St John Fisher Parish, Withernsea Parishioners of St John Fisher, Withernsea raised £750 for a community water supply by holding a whole series of events led by the Children’s Liturgy Group . Each month, they raised money by selling cakes, bacon and sausage butties!
  5. 5. Ss Peter & Paul RC primary school, Leyburn Students of St Peter and St Paul RC primary school in Leyburn, North Yorkshire, raised enough to buy a community water supply (£750) in only 12 months. The school only has 30 students!
  6. 6. Blessed Sacrament, Chelmsford The Justice & Peace group raised £755 by holding Lenten lunches at different members houses.
  7. 7. St Mary’s Primary School, Walthamstow P upils have been fundraising to buy Mother & Baby care packs. Washing staff cars; sponsored silences; pyjama days, and making a Christmas CD and Christmas cards were just a few of the events organised. A fantastic £1320 has been raised – enough to buy 44 Mother and Baby care packs.
  8. 8. Petersville – an African virtual village St Peter’s parish in Stockport created their own virtual village and named it Petersville. They raised over £2000 in 5 weeks ! Now each of the 10 houses in Petersville has its own vegetable garden and school starter pack. The village also has its own community health worker, water supply, fruit orchard and many other things to help their community thrive.
  9. 9. Immaculate Conception parish, Clevedon Immaculate Conception parish have held several events to raise funds for their World Gifts, including this Poems and Pints evening , a book stall on the sea front, a Children’s Cake stall, and frugal lunches.