Thank You and Goodbye – Jonathan Barber

Media intern Jonathan Barber shares his thoughts on a year working for CAFOD which comes to an end today…


Jonathan has finished his position as a media intern

I’ve really enjoyed my year with CAFOD which has gone by very quickly! I have learned a lot and have many people to thank for helping me along the way.

It’s been a privilege to share the work of CAFOD and I will continue to keep an eye out for all the fundraising that goes on.

I am moving on to do communications work for the NHS and I will take with me a great deal of skills and experience which I picked up at CAFOD.

Thank you to all the CAFOD staff and supporters who I have shared my time with. Without their help, it wouldn’t have been possible.


If you are interested in volunteering for CAFOD, visit our website.

Let there be light – for those without it

IMG_9401CAFOD volunteers and supporters came together at St Anthony & Our Lady of Mercy parish in Hull for a short but thoughtful service highlighting our current campaign, Power to be, on Sunday 26th November. The liturgy focussed on people living without access to electricity around the world.
Every child has the ability to achieve great things but with one in six people still living without electricity, the hopes of millions of the world’s children are all too often a distant dream. Safe, reliable, affordable and renewable energy is a major factor in more children living to their fifth birthday; more children completing primary school education and the increased literacy of 15 – 24 year olds. This can be changed so easily with the right will. Renewable energy can transform lives for children so they don’t have to rely on unpredictable, dangerous and unhealthy energy sources such as candles, paraffin lamps and firewood. Whole communities can benefit from access to electricity: powering schools, health clinics and hospitals, homes and small businesses. You can find out more by visiting our website and sign our petition here


Annual Humber Bridge Cross This Weekend

CAFOD and Christian Aid supporters are invited to gather on Saturday May 6 for the annual Humber Bridge Cross.

Humber Bridge

The annual Humber Bridge Cross takes place this weekend

 The fun event allows people of all ages to complete a sponsored walk across the bridge to the Barton side and returning as many times as they can in a three-hour period.

The cross takes place from 2pm until 5pm and will be opened by Bishop Alison White of Hull.

 Each participant who completes at least one cross will be given a certificate of completion on the day.

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