Crissi Booth reports on some fantastic fundraising efforts carried out by St Anne’s, Winlaton.
St Anne’s have been known for their generous donations and fundraising for CAFOD, so we spoke to Marie Cooper about what they’ve been upto!
“We held a coffee morning on Saturday March 4 in our Church Hall. This was preceeded by a Mass in thanksgiving for the work of CAFOD. In the 2 weeks prior to our coffee morning, we sold lots of raffle tickets before Sunday Mass – during the coffee morning we managed to sell even more!
We had lots of stalls; a tombola, bric a brac, a cake stall with homemade cakes, and, of course, tea and coffee. Everything on the stalls was very kindly donated by our generous parishioners. The total we raised during the 1.5 hours was £800!
In addition to this coffee morning, we have more upcoming events to raise money for Yemen. At St. Joseph’s, Blaydon, we will be having Stations of the Cross every Friday of Lent. This will be followed by homemade soup and crusty bread, and tea and biscuits, and all donations are welcome. As mentioned, the proceeds will go to the Yemen appeal.”