World Gifts in your parish: Inspiring others to give from the heart

This Advent, CAFOD parish volunteers and supporters are sharing the joy of coming together as a parish community with creative ways of fundraising for World Gifts in their parishes.

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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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Our magnificent marathon fundraisers explain why they chose to run for CAFOD

Over two weekends in October, eleven runners took on the London Marathon and the Royal Parks Half Marathon for CAFOD. Once they’d caught their breath, they kindly told us what inspired them to take part!

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Mieke’s top tips for your Go Green challenge

CAFOD’s work is close to Mieke’s heart and so is going green. In 2017 she decided to embark on a ‘human-powered’ lifestyle for a whole 365 days – this meant using no trains or cars.

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