Evening of Entertainment in Eastwood

There will be a fun evening of music, entertainment and a tricky quiz to take on in aid of the CAFOD Harvest appeal. 

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Money raised will go to the CAFOD Harvest appeal

The fundraiser is taking place in Eastwood at Our Lady of Good Counsel Church at 7pm on Saturday October 28.

Elaine Oliver has helped organise the event. She said: “Music will be mainly from the 1960s and 1970s from our resident guitar player, Simon Brentnall.

“The quiz will be composed and presented by our renowned quiz master, Gordon Butler.

“Please bring your own drinks and nibbles for the evening.”

Admission for the evening is £3 for adults and free for children. Proceeds will go to CAFOD’s Harvest appeal, which this year is focusing on helping communities like those in El Salvador, where farming is the dominant profession but the land is often difficult to grow food on.

Many farmers in the South American country use substandard seeds that only last one harvest and cannot cope with pests.

For more information on the Harvest appeal, visit our website.

Newark Primary School Pupils Inspired to Take Climate Change Action

Primary school pupils in Newark have been inspired to tackle climate change and promote renewable energy after a visit from CAFOD.

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The children formed a sun using messages of hope

Key stage two children from Holy Trinity Catholic Academy learned all about CAFOD’s Power to Be campaign, which focuses on how supporting cleaner, renewable forms of energy can help people living in poverty around the world.

The pupils were shown the story of Veronica, a Kenyan girl who has benefited from solar panels being fitted at her school.

The children, who were aged between eight and 11, wrote their own messages of reflection which were used to form a sun.

The children’s reflections included pledges to save energy by switching off appliances and lights. One child touchingly wrote ‘Dear Veroncia, make sure you follow your hopes and dreams and use your solar power well.’

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Jam-Packed Quiz In Aid of Emergency Rohingya Appeal

There was an evening of fun entertainment in West Bridgford for a jam-packed quiz night in aid of suffering communities from across the world.

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The quiz was in aid of the Rohingya emergency appeal

Teams of six people had to solve maths conundrums, pictogram questions and more. There was even a round where every answer included the name Boris.

The annual quiz night raised over £400 for CAFOD’s emergency Rohingya appeal.

More than half a million people, mostly Rohingya women and children, are now estimated to have fled to Bangladesh to escape violence in the Rakhine State area of Myanmar.

Around 60 people attended the charity evening at Holy Spirit Church parish hall on Saturday October 7.

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