Celebrating our Volunteers

CAFOD Area Coordinator for the Fylde, Hayley Benyon, shares her thoughts on her volunteering journey with CAFOD……

Hayley, right, at the CAFOD Lancaster Volunteer Centre

Hayley, right, at the CAFOD Lancaster Volunteer Centre

I have always been drawn to CAFOD as a way to put my faith into action. Whilst it can feel overwhelming when thinking about how families are suffering, I take comfort knowing that CAFOD is helping people, and that the aid distributed is targeted for sustainable projects. I enjoy hearing real life stories from CAFOD personnel and their partners. I wish that I was 30 years younger, so that I could apply to be a CAFOD Step into the Gap volunteer.

I have so many good memories from being with CAFOD. Recently we had a powerful CAFOD Refugee Service. Young and old parishioners prayed in solidarity.

In my volunteer role, I am always proud to hear feedback on how much respect CAFOD holds and I am always overwhelmed with parishioners’ generosity for our Fast Days and Emergency Appeals.

 

Hayley and the CAFOD parish group at Holy Family, Freckleton and Warton

Hayley and the CAFOD parish group at Holy Family, Freckleton and Warton

I have gained so much from CAFOD’s thought provoking training and it grounds you in what we can do individually and together, to make a difference to the lives of our global brothers and sisters.

 

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