CAFOD are an international development charity and the official aid agency of the Catholic Church in England and Wales.
CAFOD reach out to people living in poverty with practical help, whatever their religion or culture. Through their global Church network, one of the largest in the world, they have the potential to reach everyone. And they campaign for global justice, so that every woman, man and child can live a full and dignified life.
The Parish of St Joseph has supported CAFOD for many years. The group was run for around a decade by Honor and Alan Franks. Over the years we have campaigned for poverty alleviation, access to clean water, action on climate change and an end to hunger. We also raise money for CAFOD through our Fairtrade stalls, soup lunches, chocolate tasting mornings and Fast Day appeals. We’ve always received a lot of support from the parishioners both at St Joseph’s and St Michael’s and we’re very grateful for your generosity.
UPDATE FROM HANNAH & KATE: “We’ve completed the Walk for Water and we’ve raised £673 – far beyond our original target of £250! We’ve been so inspired by your generosity, and your support really encouraged us to keep walking. With your kind donations, CAFOD can fund bikes for water engineers to service water pumps, provide families with water containers and buy safe water for schools. All this will make a huge difference to people who currently have to walk miles to access clean water. Thank you so much.”
If you would like to donate, please visit the CAFOD group’s JustGiving page here: https://bit.ly/3aPCErs