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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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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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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Walking the Camino de Santiago during lockdown

After her summer pilgrimage was cancelled, CAFOD volunteer Bernadette Goddard decided to complete the 480-mile journey around her local area. She hopes that this ambitious challenge will raise £480 – £1 for every mile walked.

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‘Volunteering helps me feel more connected – even in lockdown’

Thomas Kimaru is a CAFOD volunteer in Southwark. This Volunteers’ Week, he describes how he was first inspired to volunteer by his parish priest in Kenya, and why he thinks it’s important to stay in touch during lockdown.

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Shaping the future of our planet through Laudato Si’

Five years on from its publication – writes CAFOD’s Head of Theology, Linda Jones – Pope Francis’ groundbreaking encyclical still challenges us to think again, to think differently, and to renew our commitment to bring about positive change.

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Home heroes provide vital funds for CAFOD’s Coronavirus Appeal

Thousands of people across the UK have been taking part in fun and imaginative ‘2.6 challenges’ to raise vital funds for charities doing invaluable work while the country has been in lockdown.

CAFOD’s incredible community of supporters across England and Wales are making our global response to coronavirus possible.

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The crucial role of local experts fighting Covid-19

Kayode Akintola is CAFOD’s country representative in Sierra Leone and Liberia. He tells us how volunteers fought on the front line in the Ebola crisis and how these countries are preparing for Covid-19.

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Cross-continental learning on the value of volunteers

Local community volunteers play a vital role reaching out to those in need, playing a constructive role in their communities. Janet Crossly, from the Humanitarian Development team tells us about the passion of these volunteers for helping others in their communities.

When Cyclone Idai swept across southern Africa in March this year, it left a trail of destruction in its wake. Armed conflict in north-eastern Nigeria has caused thousands of families to flee their homes. And the Ebola crisis in West Africa devastated communities affected by the disease. What do these three very different emergencies, have in common?

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