Bishop David Oakley’s message of hope

Bishop David Oakley of Northampton Diocese reflects on the impact the coronavirus pandemic has had in the UK and around the world, and how he plans to support CAFOD’s Summer of Hope in a simple but effective way. We can all do something, so why not get involved!

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How one family’s walking challenge helped to spread hope this summer

Many families around the country have been fundraising during the coronavirus pandemic. This amazing family from Scotland joined CAFOD’s Summer of Hope, and each walked 26,000 steps in a day to raise funds for those less fortunate than themselves.

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Young people lead the way to a hopeful summer

The enthusiasm and passion of CAFOD’s Young Leaders is inspiring, not just to their peers, but also to their wider communities. Despite all of the challenges this year they have stepped up to the challenge of making this a summer of hope. Sinead Callaghan, CAFOD’s Young Leadership Co-ordinator, reveals what they’ve been doing.

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Fundraising during lockdown: challenges and signs of hope

Our Fundraising Events Executive, Neil Roper, joined us shortly before lockdown began in the UK. He explains what inspired him to get into fundraising, the challenges he’s faced while many events have been unable to go ahead, and how CAFOD’s Summer of Hope is helping our supporters recreate the things we’ve been missing out on.

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Could you hold your own Summer of Hope garden party?

After parish events were cancelled due to lockdown, CAFOD volunteer Ann Smith from Milton Keynes decided to hold her own socially-distanced garden party. She shares her inspiration and explains why she’s urging others to recreate summer events in aid of CAFOD’s Coronavirus Appeal.

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How to be a sign of hope this summer

The coronavirus pandemic has meant that summer plans have had to change as many events have been cancelled. When you are unable to act as planned, it’s easy to feel like your chance to make a difference has gone. Julia Corcoran, Leadership Development Coordinator at CAFOD, reminds us that there are still many ways we can make a difference this summer.

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Creating a new normal in El Salvador

We can’t return to the normality of before the coronavirus pandemic, says Omar Serrano. When all of this is over, none of us will be the same person we were before.

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Defending land and life in Honduras

During the coronavirus pandemic, the government in Honduras is increasing its repression and stigmatisation of human rights defenders. Furthermore, despite the risks posed by coronavirus for workers, some mining companies are continuing their activities with the approval of the government. Jess Michelmore, from CAFOD’s Latin America team, shares the story of Juana, a human rights defender from Honduras.

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Coronavirus Appeal: Together we can survive, rebuild and heal

With your essential support, our local experts can put a three-part plan into action that will save lives and rebuild hope for families and communities. Geoff O’Donoghue, CAFOD’s Director of Operations, explains how.

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