‘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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Eastwood parish hold annual harvest lunch

The CAFOD group at Our Lady of Good Counsel in Eastwood held their annual harvest lunch and raised over £400.

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Parishioners at Our Lady of Good Counsel enjoyed a harvest lunch

There were four main courses on offer and a variety of sweets at the lively get together.

There was also a raffle and tombola, in which the tickets had either a fruit or a vegetable, to help boost the total money raised for CAFOD’s Connect2 scheme.

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.

For more information on Connect2, visit our website.

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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