Big thanks to Christ The King Primary School, Thornaby


The Cheque Presentation

Christ The King Primary School, Thornaby, presented a cheque from their fund raising to CAFOD representatives Carol, Margaret and Obinna. The school have raised a huge amount of £1,388.40 The cheque presentation came after Carol spoke about how the money will be used in Zimbabwe, Zambia and Eritrea, using a power point presentation. She congratulated them on how brilliant they have been, what their kindness means to other people who are in need and where the funds they have raised will be going. Carol asked a question of the pupils, “if any one can tell why they did what they have done”. They came up with fantastic answers, mostly when one child said they are extending their kindness to help the people in need to have the same good life they are having. Obinna asked the Head of School, Mrs Lickess how they managed to generate such an amount for charity, and she replied that the amount was raised over the year through different means like coffee mornings with parents, cake stalls, and raffles,  What wonderful pupils!

Christ The King School

Christ The King School Building

At the end of the assembly, the CAFOD team thanked the school for their generosity and the Head of school, Ms Lickess expressed her gratitude and thanked the CAFOD team for visiting the school. 

Help us to reach our £5m target

Farming training 2

Farming training for school children

On today’s fast day appeal, we are calling on every individual who wishes to support charity work to help as much as they can to support the good work CAFOD is doing in Zimbabwe, Zambia and Eritrea.


A lot of people need help, they are crying out and calling on us to support them as much as we can. No amount will be too small, what matters is the heart where the gift is coming from. We can’t do it alone without your assistance, that’s why we are calling on every individual who has the zeal, to donate to CAFOD.

Hospital bed

Hospital bed

Please be as generous as you can, make double the difference to our brothers and sisters living in poverty. Throughout Lent, your donations to CAFOD will be doubled  by the UK Government, up to a total of £5m. At the moment our appeal has reached £1.5m, which is brilliant, but we would really like to reach our £5m total target and we need your help to do it. Some of the projects your Family Fast Day donations will be spent on include:



Family support


Thanks very much for your support.

Introducing myself

My name is Obinna Emmanuel Nwanyanwu




I am originally from Nigeria but have been in the UK since 1st October 2011.

I studied BSc information communication technology at Teesside University and graduated in May 2016.

I am a support worker working for national care company, I have been with the company since December 2014, and my duties include supporting individuals with severe and mild learning disabilities and behaviours that challenge. I assist them to attend to their day to day activities, doctors and other relevant appointments, make sure their money are being collected from the estate on weekly basis, support with budgeting, shopping and again ensure they maintain close relationships with family and lovely ones.

I joined CAFOD as a volunteer in 2017 and began with distributing campaign fliers in the churches in Middlesbrough around Sacred Heart and St. Joseph parishes, to businesses and people homes in Middlesbrough and in London when I was on visits there. But earlier this year I began to work with the media team and my role now includes: writing press releases, blogging, posting news on social media like Twitter and Facebook and then tracking the analysis.

It’s a great opportunity and influence joining CAFOD, as it exposes people to see the world in a different dimension, to see people’s daily struggle and finding ways to reach out to them with the help and support that people need in different parts of the world.   Volunteering for CAFOD also provides the avenue to work with lovely and great people across the country and beyond, practicing my IT skills, learning new skills and gaining lots of new experiences.