CAFOD volunteer meets new MP

ChristineRenshawPaulWilliams22082017CAFOD volunteer Christine Renshaw went along to see her newly elected MP Dr Paul Williams to speak to him about our Power To Be campaign. Christine is parishioner of St Therese of Lisieux parish in Ingleby Barwick. During the week of action Christine spoke at Mass and encouraged parishioners to sign the Power To be campaign cards.  Christine received a very sympathetic hearing from Dr Williams who said that he would do all he could to promote international development and the use of renewable energy and would write to the Prime Minister to:

  • Reaffirm the UK’s role as a global climate leader, working with international allies to fully implement the Paris Agreement.
  • Ensure all government departments work together to produce an ambitious emissions reduction plan that will meet the Climate Change Act targets.

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From Nicaragua to Newcastle

Three overseas visitors came to Newcastle to share information about the vital work they carry out in some of the world’s poorest countries, that your generous donations have helped to fund. 


Moise, Kelechi and Winston talking to CAFOD supporters

Moise Liboto Makuta, Kelechi Emeh and Winston Berrios spoke of their experiences in Niger, Nigeria and Nicaragua respectively.

The trio all work as Overseas Programme Officers for CAFOD.

Niger suffers from regular droughts and suffered a severe food crisis in 2012 which affected five million people.

In Nigeria,  work focuses on peace building and humanitarian assistance, among other areas. In Nicaragua, work includes improving housing, water, nutrition and education.

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St John’s Youth Council Raises Incredible Amount for CAFOD

St John’s Youth Council in Annitsford raised an incredible £1025 for CAFOD when they held a garden party recently.

St John's Youth Council

St John’s Youth Council in Annitsford held a garden party

It is not the first time St John’s have been able to offer a large donation. Earlier this year they were able to raise almost £3,000 for the East Africa Crisis Appeal in just two weeks.

CAFOD supporter Jerry Laidler, from St John’s Youth Council, said: “A special thanks to all who supported the garden party fun day and made it a great success.

“It was fantastic to see the grounds full of lovely families enjoying themselves, building communities and making happy memories.”

For more information about our current Power to Be campaign, visit our website.