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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Devon Volunteers organise fantastic Lent Lunch

The Lent Appeal will help girls like Proscovia in Uganda have access to clean water.

The Lent Appeal will help girls like Proscovia in Uganda have access to clean water.

Parishioners from all over Devon have gathered as a community this Lent to fundraise for CAFOD’s Lent appeal. James Ronan tells us about his parish Lent lunch and his experiences volunteering with CAFOD.

The Lenten lunch took place on 10 March at 12 Noon at Our Lady of the Assumption and St Mary Magdalene Church Tavistock, West Devon. Many parishioners got involved and it was a great fundraising event.

James Ronan, Parish Contact at St Mary Magdalene said:

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International Women’s Day: Celebrate, Reflect, Act

Lent appeal

Proscovia in Uganda who now has clean water close to her home.

Today marks International Women’s Day, a time for celebrating women across the world.  I talked to Simon Giarchi, CAFOD representative in the Plymouth Diocese about CAFOD’s run for women and how the Lent appeal to provide clean water is going to change lives all over the world.  

Since 1911, International Women’s Day has become a worldwide celebration where we are called to reflect on progress made, celebrate the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women but also, call for further change.

Find out more about International Women’s Day

In many areas across the world, it is the woman’s responsibility to collect water for washing, cooking and cleaning. It is estimated that women and girls around the world spend 125 million hours a day collecting water, which means time away from work, school or playing with friends.

In an effort to help tackle gender equality, Simon organised the Run for Women: Continue reading