5 festive fundraising ideas for Advent and Christmas

Neil Roper from CAFOD shares his excitement about the approaching festive season as well as sharing everything you need to have a fantastic season of fundraising!

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Candlelight Funds: Walking through treacle

By Safina Powell

I still light a candle every evening. Even after two years, I still feel pain and confusion, heartbreak and anger.

I know that I’m allowed to feel these things – they are normal parts of the grieving process – but I refuse to let them overwhelm me. This is why I light a candle every evening: the tiny flame reminds me that there is always hope, even when I feel lost in the dark.

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Giving a charity goat this Christmas? All you’ve ever wanted to know about CAFOD World Gifts

With just over a month until Christmas, Sally Kitchener in our Communications team answers some of your questions about World Gifts – CAFOD’s virtual charity gifts.

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Sing a Carol for CAFOD this Advent!

Christine from our fundraising team shares her joy of music and carol singing and describes how you can support our Advent appeal by singing
‘Silent Night’ or your favourite carol, recording it for CAFOD and sharing on social media!

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Cut down on waste this Christmas with World Gifts

Becky Such, CAFOD World Gifts Coordinator, reflects on Christmas giving during the pandemic and how we might want to give differently again this year. 

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“The eyes of the world are on us”: Message from 50,000 Catholic schoolchildren to the government

The eyes of the world travelling banner

More than 50,000 Catholic children and young people have united to show the government that we want them to stop the climate crisis, and support those living on the frontline of climate change.

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All Souls Day: On the lives of others

All Souls Day calls us to remember our loved ones with purpose. CAFOD’s Ben Payne reflects on the life of his grandad and the Rosary given to him by his auntie, then a Dominican nun in South Africa.

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