Mike Sharpe, CAFOD parish contact, shares the parish fundraising activities at Christmas
The parish of Our Lady of the Angels in East Leake had a busy Christmas raising fund for CAFOD. They repeated the CAFOD cow (and calf) raffle with parishioners filling in squares at a £1 a go. First prize was a wonderful hamper donated by the parish Catholic Women’s League (CWL) A total of £131 for CAFOD and the hamper was won by parishioner Margaret Charles
The Children’s Liturgy group made a Parish Christmas card this year. People signed it instead of sending individual cards to friends in the parish and made a donation to CAFOD, raising just over £70. What a great idea!
Mike Sharpe, CAFOD parish contact (and school volunteer!) said “with the money raised
the parish used the World Gifts catalogue to buy a cow, goat and a pig – we will be able to start a farm soon!”
The parish CWL held their annual Christmas Fayre in early December selling a wide range of Christmas goodies, cakes, books etc and also had a tombola bottle stall. The Fayre raised over £540 and this was shared between CAFOD and a Syrian Refugee appeal being sponsored by the CWL at a national level.
Thank you to Fr Michael and all at Our Lady of the Angels for your creative ideas and everyone getting involved and remembering the gifts we can share with our global neighbours. And plans are already in place for another fundraising event – this time a barn dance on Saturday 10th February 2018
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