An evening of entertainment at Birtley gig

There will be a fun-filled evening of music, food and more at an upcoming concert in support of aid agency CAFOD’s Connect2 campaign.

Connect2 Ethiopia

CAFOD’s Connect2 scheme includes Ethiopia

The gig will be held at St Joseph’s Parish Centre in Birtley on Saturday June 10 from 7pm until 11pm.
Music will be played by band 2econd Wind, who will performs songs from the 1960s until the present day.

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Concert for Connect2

Chelsie Sinton invites you to a concert that could change someone’s life.Connect2 gig photo

Connect2 is our scheme that links parishes in England and Wales to communities overseas. It’s a great way to show solidarity for our sisters and brothers in the south by taking a journey with ordinary people leading extraordinary lives. Through the support of your parish, people’s lives can be transformed.

On Saturday 10th June, we’re organising a concert for our supporters to enjoy a great night out but also as a way of letting people know about the amazing results that Connect2 can achieve. Local band 2econd Wind will be playing a mix of music from the 60s to the 80s so you’re sure to have a good time. There’s a licensed bar and, in true CAFOD spirit, people are being asked to bring food to share. The event is being held at St. Joseph’s parish centre in Birtley from 7 to 11 p.m. If you’d like tickets or for more details, please get in touch at


St Gregory’s Academy get stuck in with fundraising!

The pupils across the years at St Gregory’s Academy in Stockton-On-Tees have been working hard raising some money for CAFOD, and all years have played their part!

saint gregorysLast term was a great term for fundraising! Year 1 students made Easter crafts, and sold them, in line with the lead up to Easter. Year 2 hosted an Easter egg decorating competition – a fun way to raise some money! Year 4F asked people to guess how many eggs were in the jar, and Year 6 asked for a donation in exchange for throwing a wet sponges at the teachers – this proved to be popular!!

Continuing their amazing efforts, next term will be full of more great work! The students of reception class will be hosting a coffee morning, and Year 3 will be bringing the cinema to the school by hosting a movie afternoon!

For more ways to fundraise, check out some of our ideas on our website!