Staying hopeful in the new lockdown

As we all adapt to the new lockdown rules, Hannah Patterson from our Fundraising department shares the ways she and her family are coping, and some ideas to keep hopeful in the coming weeks.

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2020: A year of challenge and hope

CAFOD’s Director, Christine Allen, looks back on a year that has challenged us all. Thanks to the overwhelming and humbling support shown by the Catholic community, remarkable achievements have been made in the face of the coronavirus pandemic.

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Why I’m choosing World Gifts this Christmas

Christine Allen, CAFOD’s Director, picks out some of her favourite World Gifts and explains why they’re a great way to give this Christmas.

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Buying Christmas presents during lockdown

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

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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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