Young Scunthorpe Volunteer Sees Determination Pay Off

A young Scunthorpe volunteer has shown remarkable passion and perseverance to ensure she can help raise funds for CAFOD. 

Izzy Wenn

Izzy showed great determination to volunteer for CAFOD

Eleven-year-old Izzy was initially disappointed when she could not participate in a CAFOD raffle due to being under 16.

However, Izzy was not deterred and wrote to CAFOD’s Romero House explaining how disappointed she was at not being involved.

After being impressed with Izzy’s maturity and determination to help, it was decided that the youngster can speak at mass for Harvest Fast Day and let her parish, St Norbert’s in Crowle, know about the work of CAFOD.

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Ciara’s Nottingham Gap Year Adventure!

A Nottingham volunteer is dedicating a year to working alongside communities across the world by taking part in a gap year programme run by CAFOD.

Ciara Hogan

Ciara Hogan is a CAFOD gap year volunteer


Ciara Hogan is taking part in CAFOD’s ‘Step into the Gap’ programme after graduating from the London School of Economics where she studied politics and philosophy. 

The 21-year-old will spend the year campaigning, fundraising and raising awareness of CAFOD’s work at a placement in the Nottingham diocese.

Ciara will also make an international trip to meet vulnerable communities that the charity works alongside.

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Eastwood garden party raises Connect2 funds

Generous fundraisers in Eastwood held a fun-filled garden party to raise money in support of disadvantaged communities in Ethiopia. 

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Parishioners enjoying the garden party

Local resident Marie Lowe opened up her home to Our Lady of Good Counsel church parishioners with plenty of food and drink on offer.

A tombola with a prize every time helped the gathering raise an impressive £253 for CAFOD’s Connect2 scheme.

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