Transforming Lives in Bolivia

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We warmly invite you and your parish community to join us and hear about our work and how you can get involved this Harvest Fast Day.

We’ll be sharing an update on CAFOD’s work in Bolivia – the country focus of this year’s Harvest appeal and the poorest country in South America – and showing how the Catholic community is making a lasting difference in the world around us.

All are welcome. We do value your ongoing support. It makes a tangible difference to the lives of countless people overseas.

Please contact me for further information.

With thanks and every best wish,

Patrick Gardner
Community Participation CoordinatorCAFOD

CAFOD Lancaster Volunteer Centre
St Walburge’s Centre
St Walburge’s Gardens
Preston  PR2 2QJ

Telephone  01772 733 310  Mobile 07920 565 454

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CAFOD Gapper, Michelle, visits youth in Clifton Diocese on Pentecost Sunday

CAFOD Step into the Gap Volunteers, holding green hearts, in Peru.

CAFOD Step into the Gap Volunteers in Peru.

Michelle and fellow gapper Fiona went to the Youth Gathering in the Diocese of Clifton on Pentecost Sunday 2016. Over 100 youth gathered together to see the Lampedusa Cross.

The Lampedusa Cross was crafted by a Sicilian carpenter named Francesco Tuccio. Three years ago a boat carrying refugees caught fire and sank just off the island of Lampedusa, local people took action to help. Francesco Tuccio used his carpentry skills to create a symbol of respect, love and hope. The Lampedusa Cross was made from the boat wreckage. Surviving refugees were given the Lampedusa Cross in an act of solidarity and support.

Youth aged 12-25 gathered together to write messages of hope to refugees.  Continue reading

Lent 2016: Minister recognises your contributions

Did you know…Parliamentary Under Secretary of State, Nick Hurd has given the thumbs-up for your incredible support at Lent? He says “It’s fantastic that people across England and Wales will be ‘making a splash’….for CAFOD’s Lent Appeal, supporting thousands of people in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Zimbabwe, and Uganda. By doubling every pound raised, together we can ensure that 300,000 people, especially young girls, can go to school rather than walking miles to collect water, can be protected from disease, and live healthy, productive lives.” Your support is transforming lives. Thank you!

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Dengel Cecelia pumps water near her home (Credit: David Mutua/CAFOD)

Donate to our Lent Appeal today

Your donations doubled

And, as the minister points out: each £1 you donate during Lent will be doubled by the UK government at no extra cost to you.

The UK government has promised up to £3.5 million for you to untap this Lent.

Giving today and you will double your impact

We provide a weekly ‘CAFOD fact’ as a short ‘Did You Know?’ to parishes across the Lancaster Diocese, which they print in their parish newsletters. If you would be interested in receiving this weekly email, let us know at CAFOD Lancaster and we’ll send it directly to you too – email: lancaster@cafod.org.uk