There will be a fun evening of music, entertainment and a tricky quiz to take on in aid of the CAFOD Harvest appeal.
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.
The CAFOD group at Our Lady of Good Counsel in Eastwood held their annual harvest lunch and raised over £400.
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.
A Grimsby primary school ‘wore it funny for money’ to raise an impressive amount for CAFOD.
St Mary’s Catholic Primary Academy ‘wore it funny for money’
St Mary’s Catholic Primary Academy held a different event each Friday for five consecutive weeks.
This included wearing your shoes, hair and face funny on separate days in exchange for a donation to CAFOD.
The school were able to raise a very impressive £636.61 for CAFOD, who work with communities across Africa, Asia, Latin America and the Middle East, helping people to tackle the poverty and injustice, wherever the need is greatest.