CAFOD searching for volunteers to bring message of social justice to next generation

School volunteering.

CAFOD works in schools across the Diocese of Plymouth.

CAFOD is seeking to recruit enthusiastic School Volunteers in Plymouth who are passionate about telling our stories of faith, hope and charity to young people in schools across the diocese. In support of this, School Volunteer training will be taking place in the diocese over the coming weeks.

CAFOD is active in supporting schools across England and Wales. 

On 9 February and 23 March CAFOD will be hosting School Volunteer training in order to prepare our fantastic team of School Volunteers to go into Plymouth schools and spread the stories of the excellent work CAFOD does to fight poverty and injustice across the globe.

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Sarah’s one meal a day for Aleppo

Sarah Adams, CAFOD fundraiser, is a passionate supporter of our work.

Sarah Adams, CAFOD fundraiser, is a passionate supporter of our work.

Sarah Adams, from Totnes, has decided to live off one meal a day for the month of November in solidarity with refugees across the world. Here, we find out more about Sarah’s inspirational fundraising and the challenge she is undertaking. 

Sarah, an education advisor, from Totnes, is fundraising for CAFOD in order to help people such as those under siege in the war torn Syrian city of Aleppo. Sarah’s original aim was to raise £1,000 for the people in Aleppo, but after generous donations, many from anonymous sources, she reached her total two weeks before even starting the challenge. She increased her fundraising target to £2,000 and, still, two weeks from starting this figure has also been reached.

Follow this link to visit and donate to Sarah’s Just Giving page

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Lampedusa Cross ‘Walk of Witness’ in Plymouth


A Lampedusa Cross pilgrimage

Dioceses across the country are showing support and welcoming to refugees. Here, Bishop Patrick of the Nottingham Diocese and parishioners lead a pilgrimage with Lampedusa crosses.

On November 19th in Plymouth city centre, there will be a ‘Walk of Witness’ to demonstrate solidarity with refugees. Forced out by war, poverty or persecution, millions of people live uncertain lives as migrants and refugees. Each of us, moved by faith, can act in welcome, respect and love.

Learn more about the Lampedusa cross here.

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