Thank you for your Lenten fundraising

Many Lenten lunches and Lent Fast Day fundraising have taken place in the Nottingham Diocese in aid of CAFOD.


Florence was the symbol of CAFOD’s Lent appeal

With Lent over, we would like to express our gratitude to all schools and parishes who took part in raising money this year and helped turn a little fish into a big fish.

Without your help, the work of CAFOD would not be possible.

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Cake sale raises £300 for CAFOD

Mary Crosby explains how she filled her house with prayer.

Mary Crosby and friends

Mary and friends pose with their cakes

You’ve cleaned the house, made cakes, got extra milk in, put a notice in the bulletin and hunted out some raffle prizes. It’s been hard work but you think it’s worth it- your efforts will be helping some of the poorest people in the world. But half an hour after you open your doors, no-one has arrived!

That’s the situation Mary Crosby and her friends found themselves in last Saturday. Undeterred, however, the ladies turned to prayer and within a few minutes the house was full and buzzing with chatter. The coffee morning was a huge success. Mary said, “I was very happy by midday and, once everyone left, I went to bed to recover!!”

It was only one of three events that Mary is involved in organising this Lent; she’s also cooked up a soup lunch and is planning “a Lent event after all the weekend Masses”.

We’re enormously grateful for all that her and her parish do for CAFOD- it makes a real difference to the lives of the people we work with. If you’d like to do something similar have a look at our web page for some ideas.


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.