Bags of Ideas and Growing Fundraising at St. Mary and St. George parish Totnes

Plants on the way to CAFOD Stall

St. Mary and St. George have raised over £400 since lent this year.  Recently they have done a sponsored slim, plant stall and are hoping to start a fruit and veg box over summer, all in aid of CAFOD.

I am sure all reading this like ourselves are inspired by this fantastic fundraising.  So why not get involved yourself,  are you or do you know any budding slimmer’s or people with green fingers or other creative talents together you can make a real difference to lives of our sisters and brothers around the world and put your faith into action. It does not need to be anything complicated a simple stall at the back of church with an honhesty box will do.

CAFOD Bags and Plants

For more information and support contact the CAFOD Plymouth volunteer centre on 01752 268768 or plymouth@cafod.org.uk

CAFOD Stall

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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Taking Action – Mass Lobby of Parliament: Your Chance to Speak Up for the Things You Love

The things we love are threatened by climate change – but we can protect them by urging politicians to act.

Speak up for the love of.....

Speak up for the love of…..

2015 is a very important year for the Church and the wider world with the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (post Millennium Development Goals) being launched in September and the key UN Climate Change talks in Paris in December and Pope Francis’ long awaited encyclical on integral development and creation due to be released possibly this summer. CAFOD is working hard to ensure 2015 is a success for our brothers and sisters in the global south and that the deals reached can lead to a world were all people can flourish and live life to the full and where creation is protected for future generations around the world.

On June 17th, join thousands of people for a day of action and celebration as we speak to our MPs and tell them why fighting climate change matters to us.

CAFOD Plymouth and the Climate Coalition have arranged subsidised transport to London via train from Cornwall and Devon, and from Dorset by coach.

There’ll be workshops, music, entertainment and a rally finale – bring your friends to speak up for the things you love that could be lost to climate change!

This will be the biggest ever UK MP climate lobby, and the first mass lobby of the new government. Let’s not lose what we love to climate change, just because no one knew we cared.

Together we can witness to new government how much we care for our brothers and sisters around the world and our concern that Climate Change is pushing them deeper into poverty. Please do pray and reflect on whether you can join CAFOD to add your voice at this crucial lobby and ensure that our MPs hear and take action to protect our sisters and brothers in the global south.  Please feel free to encourage your family and friends to come and join us.

For more information or to book your funded place call 01364 645 440

For more information on the lobby and to let CAFOD know you’re coming to the lobby please click http://www.cafod.org.uk/speakup

The lobby event runs from 12.00–5.00pm.  Train leaves Plymouth 07:48 and leaves London 19:03 and arrives back in Plymouth 22:26.

CAFOD Logo - Just One World

CAFOD – Just One World

The Climate Change Coalition

The Climate Change Coalition