Surviving the summer holidays

Catherine and her children stand in their garden
Catherine, Ben and Pippa enjoying the summer holidays

How can I stop the children from getting bored over the summer on a budget? How do I keep them hopeful even though there is doom and gloom all around? Catherine from our Theology team shares her thoughts on these difficult questions.

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Parishes step up to Fix the Food System

A group posing with the 7 stations literature
A group in Enfield taking the 7 stations on a lovely evening walk.

We are, as St John Paul II said, suffering a ‘paradox of abundance;’ we need 3.7 billion tonnes a year to feed everyone, and we produce more than 4 billion. Yet every day, one in ten, or 800 million people, go hungry. This summer, CAFOD has been asking Catholics to come together and look at the fundamental issues afflicting our food system.

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Two CAFOD campaigners meet their MPs in Parliament

Chukwuemeka Nwachukwu speaking to MPs
The event was a chance for CAFOD supporters to meet their MPs and to celebrate working with others for an end to injustice and a fairer world.

Chukwuemeka Nwachukwu, 26, from Bradford, and Dominic Smith, 20, from East Sussex, had the chance to talk to their MPs face-to-face in the seat of UK democracy, the Houses of Parliament, about why they volunteer with CAFOD.

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Thank you for Walking Against Hunger

The DRC Team in their Walk Against Hunger t-shirts!

CAFOD says a huge ‘thank you’ to everyone who participated in this year’s Walk Against Hunger challenge! Whether you walked, jogged, skipped, or even swam – we hope you found the experience fun and rewarding. Join us, as we celebrate and highlight the positive difference your actions have made to children like Lombeh.

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The joy of volunteering with CAFOD

Five people stand in a line, each holding brightly coloured letter to spell out CAFOD

In National Volunteers’ Week, Communications Volunteer Caitlin Miller tells us about how her childhood determination to collect money for CAFOD turned into a volunteer role that connects her to her faith and community.

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Listen to a voice from the rainforest

Cecilia Iorio, CAFOD’s Brazil Country Representative, warmly invites you to the Science and Industry Museum in Manchester to hear first-hand from indigenous leader and activist Mauricio Ye’kuana, who together with his people fights to protect the Brazilian Amazon rainforest from illegal invaders for us all. The event is taking place on 11 June from 2pm.

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Enjoy a Summer FUNraiser!

With the approach of warmer weather – take advantage of the sunny days and take on a summer FUNraiser for CAFOD!

This summer you could organise your own strawberry and cream tea party or even host a teddy bear’s picnic for younger children to join in the fun. Roll out the bunting and your ‘best china’ and see how much you could raise.

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Challenge yourself to run for CAFOD

Inflatable 5km race
Take on an inflatable 5km race for CAFOD!

CAFOD supporters have been busy running all over the country doing marathons, half marathons and 10km races. There are loads of opportunities to run for CAFOD and we have just launched a new set of events to sign up for on our website.

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Supporting Lebanese and refugee women

CAFOD founders pictured on the first fast day in 1960
CAFOD founders, including Jackie Stuyt and Elspeth Orchard, in 1960

Neil Roper talks to Margaret Clark, President of the National Board of Catholic Women (NBCW), about the year of fundraising for CAFOD’s 60th anniversary and invites you to a quiz on Saturday May 7th at 7pm, raising money to support vulnerable Lebanese and refugee women.

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