A group of 14 selfless York teenagers have raised over £800 for CAFOD after some impressive fundraising efforts, including a 15 mile walk and a night sleeping on the streets of York.
The money raised bought a community water gift supply
The youngsters, who are all aged between 15 and 17, were raising the money as part of their experience with the National Citizen Service (NCS), which involves youngsters in social action projects to help them build skills for life and work.
The money raised was used to buy a CAFOD community water supply gift, which will help a community establish their own supply of clean, safe water by providing the materials and training to build and maintain handpumps and water tanks.
CAFOD Middlesbrough supporters and volunteers are invited to join together for a gathering to mark the start of the Harvest Fast Day appeal.
CAFOD’s Harvest fast Day is on Friday October 6
The meeting at St Therese of Lisieux Church in Ingleby Barwick will be an opportunity to meet with other CAFOD supporters and volunteers.
The gathering is open to anyone and will take place at 7pm on Wednesday September 20.
CAFOD representative in Middlesbrough, David Cross, said: “This is a great opportunity to learn more about CAFOD and the Harvest Fast Day appeal for El Salvador.
“Everybody who attends will be made to feel very welcome and I am looking forward to it.”
CAFOD’s Harvest Fast Day takes place on Friday October 6. To find out more, visit our website.
If you care about global poverty, can work with children and young people and are able to travel to schools and parishes in your local area, you may want to think about signing up as a volunteer.
As part of your role, you will be required to deliver a short presentation on an aspect of our work.
You don’t need to be a global expert or a trained teacher and CAFOD offers our volunteers a full training programme, ongoing support and a wide range of exciting materials and resources to get you up and running.
CAFOD representative in Hallam, Jeremy Cain, said: “This is a brilliant opportunity and we are a very friendly bunch at CAFOD!
“All the support you need will be put in place and we have already had a number of volunteers thrive in their roles with us.”
If you would like to find out more, contact Jeremy Cain by calling 07710094454 or emailing email@example.com.