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

Celebrating our volunteers at CAFOD – Fantastic Kevin Vickers

Kevin in the Office

Kevin in the office, transforming the world with his keyboard, love for his neighbours &big smile

Kevin was the former Band Master of the Royal Marine’s Band, Plymouth, serving numerous tours on the Royal Yacht Britannia, afterwards working in the Royal Naval Careers Service, becoming the South West Peninsula Recruitment Manager. In Total Kevin served 41 years for the Royal Navy. Following this he became the manager of the Plymouth Driving Test Theory Test Centre for 15 Years.

After his retirement Kevin joined us as Parish Volunteer for South Brent and Buckfast Abbey in 2010 and has tirelessly worked for CAFOD’s Plymouth Office since 2013. Kevin is a key member of our team, each week Kevin supports the CAFOD team in the Diocese of Plymouth by meticulously updating CAFOD’s database, Activity Log and contributing to the day to day tasks of running the office.

Kevin said “Its great to put my faith into action alongside the CAFOD Plymouth team and our terrific partners. I really feel like I’m making a real difference to the lives of the poorest people in the world and to CAFOD’s work in the Diocese of Plymouth”.

Kevin is such a pleasure to work with and his commitment to CAFOD’s work and his dependability are truly inspiring!

Thank you Kevin, you are fantastic! – Your amazing service and volunteering enables CAFOD’s work in the Diocese of Plymouth to continue to have a huge impact, and enables our sisters and brothers around the world to truly flourish.

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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