CAFOD Cow Raises Money in East Leake


MEMBERS of the Our Lady of the Angels parish in East Leake have used a fun and inventive way to raise money for two CAFOD World Gifts.cafod-cow

Parishioners were able to buy a numbered square on a picture of a cow, as well as a bucket and milk churns which were added.

Each square was sold for £1 and the £150 which was raised enabled a cow and goat to be bought from the CAFOD World Gift catalogue.

The World Gifts are used by CAFOD to transform the lives of individuals, families and communities in the developing world.

Mike Sharpe, parish volunteer at Our Lady of the Angels, helped organise the fundraising.

He said: “Fr Michael Williams selected random numbers from his smartphone and the winner received a wonderful Christmas hamper full of goodies, kindly donated by the Catholic Women’s League.

“This year the winner was parishioner Margaret Laird. She had selected the winning number, 90, as her square since she had her 90th birthday on Christmas Eve!”

For more information on World Gifts, visit

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