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
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.
Over the last few weeks, parishioners from the Diocese of Lancaster have gathered together to hear about Harvest Fast Day. Parishioners across the diocese had the opportunity to attend three different Harvest Fast Day events. In Carlisle the CAFOD group were delighted to receive Andres Gomez de la Torre, from CAFOD’s International Development Group, as he shared his experiences.
On 7th October you are invited to join CAFOD online for your chance to hear from Nikki Evans, Programme Officer for Bolivia. You can find out about CAFOD’s work in Bolivia and the opportunity to ask any questions you might have about our projects and the communities we work with.