CAFOD Lancaster Volunteers in full bloom

Linta is a CAFOD volunteer in the Barrow-in-Furness area. Read what she has to say about CAFOD events in her parish:

Hello, fellow CAFOD supporters!

Above and below: Flawless flower arrangements by the multi-talented Pearl Knight.

Above and below: Flawless flower arrangements by the multi-talented Pearl Knight.

Here are some insights and pictures from the spring flower demonstration organised by the CAFOD group at Our Lady of Furness parish, Barrow-in-Furness, for the Lent Water Appeal. Four churches make up the parish. More than 50 people spent a sunny Palm Sunday afternoon being entertained and inspired by retired floral demonstrator Pearl Knight.


spring into spring 1Based on the theme of water and tea, Pearl (also a CAFOD parish volunteer) shared her first hand experiences of meeting communities in West Africa and the difficulties faced especially by the women and girls in collecting water for their families. She demonstrated how to make simple Japanese arrangements as well as more complicated ones for both home and church and her story telling had the audience spellbound. The ladies of Holy Family Catholic Church provided the splendid cream tea and Debbie Gallagher from Sacred Heart Catholic Church brought along a selection of paperback books to sell. A total of £500 pounds was raised, which would be eligible for UK Aid match funding.

Participants enjoying tea and snacks during the event.

Participants enjoying tea and snacks during the event.

This event, along with the Lenten lunches, was a big success in our local parish, and helped bring about awareness and funds for the cause of water scarcity. Kindly watch this video to see the real life impact that our Lenten appeal has on developing oversees communities.

Please continue to support our work by attending our joyous upcoming events. You can also help make a difference in the fight against poverty and injustice by volunteering with CAFOD.

To all the campaign volunteers or those interested in finding out more about campaigning with CAFOD, I would like to extend an invitation to join us for the ‘Power to the People’ event in July. All are welcome! You can sign up to this event or future events here  

God Bless!

Linta Mathew

CAFOD Volunteer

 

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