Two Lytham St Annes newly-weds have raised funds to buy medical care for overseas communities from CAFOD’s World Gifts scheme.
Felicity and Joe Isaacs asked their wedding reception guests at St. Cuthbert’s Church Hall, Lytham, to make donations to CAFOD, raising £500. The couple used the money to buy two Medical Outreach Teams, funding medical professionals to bring essential healthcare services to remote communities.
Felicity, a maths teacher at Cardinal Newman College, Preston, said:
“CAFOD is a charity we’ve been involved with for some time. I run a CAFOD Group at college which helps to fundraise and raise awareness of the causes of poverty.
“Joe and I thought it would be nice for the money people normally spend at a wedding to go to other people. My mum is a nurse at Royal Preston Hospital so we know the difference that medical care can make in people’s lives.”
World Gifts allow CAFOD supporters in England & Wales to buy presents that can make a real difference to communities overseas. The gifts, which have been available for ten years, range from crops which can grow during droughts, to kits and footballs for children living with HIV and AIDS.
Rosa Trelfa, CAFOD Manager in the Diocese of Lancaster said:
“We all love summer weddings and buying gifts for the start of a couple’s life together, so it’s very generous for a couple to mark their special day with a gift for other people.
“Felicity and Joe’s gift will make a difference to our brothers and sisters overseas – some of whom may be beginning their own married lives together. CAFOD would like to express gratitude to Felicity and Joe and wish them the very best at the start of their marriage.”