Jo Lewry thanks the ‘amazing’ CAFOD parish volunteers who organised a series of soup lunches and cake sales to raise funds for the Harvest World Food Crisis appeal.
Donna, a parish volunteer at St Edmund Campion parish in Bournemouth, organised a soup lunch on 7th October family fast day and raised over £200. The CAFOD group at St Edward the Confessor church in Chandler’s Ford held a soup lunch on fast day as well. Cathy from Corpus Christi Wokingham also organised a soup lunch on fast day and raised £190. Jude and Deirdre, parish volunteers in Southampton, held a soup lunch at St Edmund’s on Tuesday 25th October and raised £180.
Patrick and Isobel, parish volunteers at St Joseph’s Maidenhead, told me about their soup lunch.
“On Sunday 23rd October, Mission Sunday, parishioners of St Joseph’s Church enjoyed a fabulous soup lunch in the Parish Centre in Aid of CAFOD’s Family Fast Day appeal for the World Food Crisis,” they said.
“Members of the Vision Group, the Mothers Prayer Group and the UCM united to provide three soups, crusty bread, home-made cakes, tea, coffee and biscuits to make this a fabulous event enjoyed by a truly International Congregation. The sixty or more parishioners who enjoyed this sociable gathering lingered and chatted and many came back for seconds – and thirds. They were very generous, as always, in their financial support for CAFOD. The cash amounted to £214.15, while the new lanyards, with a QR code attached, gathered even more donations. These funds will be added to the proceeds of the Family Fast Day collection. Many thanks go, also, to all the parishioners who helped to make this event such a success.”
Sue Meese, parish volunteer at St Francis of Assisi in Ascot, and Marie-Claude Marchesi, parish volunteer at Our Lady Queen of Peace, Southbourne, organised cake sales on 9th October.
Thank you so much to all our amazing volunteers for your fabulous fundraising.