Harvest activities and fundraising events took place across the Diocese of Lancaster. Schools and parishes have helped to raise over £20,000.
Thank you to everyone who has taken part in activities to raise awareness and to raise funds for the Harvest appeal. Your funds will go to support communities like the one in Altiplano, Bolivia, to grow more food.
Pupils from St PiusX Prep School and St Cuthberts Primary school brightened up this Harvest by wearing colourful clothes, holding a special Mass, and donating to food banks. Parishioners from Our Lady and St Edwards prepared a delicious soup lunch to fundraise for the appeal.
Our partners in Bolivia are working to provide greenhouses to protect crops and train communities with new farming techniques to help them grow enough crops to feed their families. The fundraising accomplished by communities in the Diocese of Lancaster will enable CAFOD’s partners to continue working with communities like those in Bolivia.
Our Lady and St Edwards parish raised over £500 on Saturday 8th October by holding a soup lunch, to support the Harvest appeal.
John Woods, local parishioner and CAFOD representative, said:
“We held our annual Harvest Day soup lunch to raise money and to get hands on to support CAFOD. It was a wonderful team effort. Volunteers worked hard to prepare the soup and arrange the hall. Parishioners enjoyed the homemade soup. By the end of lunch, the soup was all gone!”
This Harvest, funds raised went to support families like Nicanora’s, in Bolivia, grow more food.
CAFOD’s representative in Preston, Patrick Gardner, said:
“I have the utmost respect for all the hard work that goes into planning the soup lunch, non school uniform days, and silly socks days, there’s a real ‘all hands on deck’ approach. It’s wonderful to see so many schools Brighten Up for Harvest.”
“You get a buzz as soon as you walk into the parish centre. You can really tell that the parish loves coming together at Fast Days. There’s a joy on people’s faces. Harvest fast days are great way of bringing people together and raising an incredible amount of money to help others, so we’d like to say a huge thanks to the parishioners and local schools for their generosity.”
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