Glossop parishes raise money for CAFOD during Lent

Angela Cooke, a media volunteer for the Nottingham Diocese, describes the amazing fundraising of the Glossop parishes during Lent 2016.

Glossop parishes St Mary Crowned and and All Saints have been busy raising money for CAFOD during Lent!

On the 13th March the parishes held a breakfast of bacon butties, toast, croissants, and many cups of tea and coffee. The event was attended by about 50 parishioners and raised £216.90.

On the 19th March A St Patrick’s Celebration was enjoyed by many parishioners and friends. They had a fabulous night with a Ceilidh band ‘The Kraken’ and the parish band ‘The Prodigal Sons’.


‘The Kraken’ and ‘The Prodigal Sons’ provided the music for the night









Lots of lively dancing and singing to a wide selection of Irish songs was enjoyed by all, as well as plenty of eating and drinking!


The guests enjoyed lots of lively dancing and signing to traditional Irish songs










This again was a great community event and raised an amazing £1,000,41! 


The event was very well attended and a good time was had by all.










The parishes are very grateful  for the attendees’ involvement and generosity at both events.

An extra £92.77 has been collected by the parishes in CAFOD collection boxes during Lent.

In total, the parishes raised an amazing £1341.08! 

CAFOD are very grateful to the parishes of Glossop for their amazing work in raising this money.

Find out how your parish can fundraise for CAFOD, and remember you have until the 9th May 2016 to fundraise for CAFOD’s 2016 Lent Appeal.



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