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.


Children From Eight Schools Gather For Young Leaders Event

Young people from eight Catholic schools across the Hexham and Newcastle diocese joined together for a Young Leaders event run by CAFOD aimed at improving leadership skills and teamwork.

Young Leaders

Children from eight schools were at the Young Leaders event

The schoolchildren gathered at the Diocesan Youth Village in Consett and also learned more about CAFOD’s Power to Be campaign.

The day of celebration, held on Tuesday July 4, was the third and final time the secondary school pupils met with CAFOD this year.

Pupils from Saint Benet Biscop in Bedlington, Saint Anthony’s in Sunderland, Saint Joseph’s in Hebburn, Saint Leonard’s in Durham, Saint Robert’s in Washington, Saint Mary’s in Newcastle, Saint Mary’s in Gateshead and Saint John’s in Bishop Auckland were all present.

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