‘Fascinating’ Floral Art Afternoon in Eastwood

There was a ‘fascinating’ afternoon of floral art in Eastwood to raise money for communities in Ethiopia.

The event was held in Eastwood Town Council offices by the Our Lady of Good Counsel CAFOD Group in aid of Connect2.

Connect2 is built on CAFOD’s values of solidarity and partnership, where parishes in the UK are able to stand alongside communities overseas to fight against poverty and injustice. Through Connect2, the CAFOD group at Our Lady of Good Counsel is linked with groups in Sebeya, in the dry, arid north of Ethiopia.

Elaine Oliver said: “The title was Christmas memories and the demonstration given by Maria Kirk, a member of the parish CAFOD group.

“As she told fascinating stories of her Christmases past, she worked on the arrangements, much to the delight of the audience, many of whom were not parishioners. For some it was a time of meeting old friends whom they had not seen for some time.

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Poor Clares Sisters Back CAFOD Power to Be Campaign!

A group of Nottingham religious sisters living an enclosed life are still making their voices heard after backing a campaign to promote renewable energy. 

Poor Clares

Poor Clares Sisters have backed Power to Be

The Poor Clares Sisters devote their life to prayer and have pledged their support to CAFOD’s Power to Be campaign.

The sisters live at the Poor Clare Monastery in Bulwell and have decided to promote Power to Be, which focuses on how supporting cleaner, renewable forms of energy can help people living in poverty around the world.

 Sister Francis Linuscotieno is one of the Poor Clares nuns, who usually live in the same Monastery their whole life.

 She said: “We are delighted to get involved with CAFOD’s Power to Be campaign, as we are well aware of the devastating effects climate change is having.

 “We know that CAFOD can make a real difference and we hope that our small contribution can help them on their way. As we are neighbours of CAFOD Volunteer Centre, we are kept up to date of all fundraising and campaigning activities”.

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Thinking of a New Year resolution?

Maggie Mairura, Community Participation Coordinator for CAFOD Nottingham writes……..

Is it too soon to suggest this?  Maybe you are thinking about it already? A new hobby, a skill to learn, some time to offer?  Or maybe you just want to know more about CAFOD?  And yes, I know it’s short notice, but sometimes we just need that little, unexpected, last minute nudge!

Introducing our volunteers to Rosemarie, Conception, Anna and Medina

Introducing our volunteers to Rosemarie, Conception, Anna and Medina,              Philippines July 2017


Well if you are already thinking about it, come and join us tomorrow, Wednesday 20 December at the Volunteer Centre!  Two new school volunteers are taking part in our Understanding CAFOD session, 10.30 – 12.30.




The aim of the session is to :

  • Tell you more about CAFOD – its faith basis, origins, structure, funding and work in the UK and overseas
  • Show you the important role which volunteers play within CAFOD
  • Assist you in clarifying those areas of CAFOD’s work in which you wish to be involved
  • Ensure that you feel ‘at home’ and part of the CAFOD team

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If you can’t come tomorrow, we are holding another one on Thursday 11 January, same time, same place!  See you then????

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