Challenge: Supporting CAFOD is “a piece of cake”!


Fundraising is quite literally ‘a piece of cake!’ That’s why throughout the month of August, we’re launching our ‘Piece of Cake’ challenge across the Hallam diocese.

This is a fantastic opportunity to come together as a community and support CAFOD in their emergency response across Africa, the Middle East and Latin America, where the greatest sufferers to the coronavirus pandemic are trying to navigate their lives. All from the comfort of your kitchen!

How does it work?

  • Bake a cake or your favourite treat.
  • Make a donation equivalent to what you would spend on an afternoon coffee and cake. We suggest a donation of £4 through the CAFOD Hallam JustGiving page, available here.
  • Why not gift your cake to someone in need of cheering up? A friend or a neighbour who is finding isolation hard. And encourage them to do some baking and take part too!

For more information about the work we are doing to fight the pandemic overseas, head to

Let’s come together across Hallam during these extraordinary times. Happy baking!

Summer of Hope Family Quiz night!

We are so excited to bring you another night of family fun with our online quiz night, in aid of CAFOD’s Coronavirus Appeal.

On Friday 7 August, we are inviting you to gather your friends and family for the CAFOD Family Quiz.

Starting at 6:30pm, there will be multiple rounds covering lots of topics, which are suitable for all ages.

It’s a great chance to have a socially distanced competition – why not invite your neighbours to play along too?

We are making a suggested minimum donation of £5 per adult, which you can donate through our website or at our Celebration Fund.

All funds raised will go towards CAFOD’s Coronavirus Appeal, which is helping some of the world most vulnerable communities tackle coronavirus.

Register here:

Dates for your diary: CAFOD talks this Summer

Over the summer, we have a large range of online talks planned to help you to learn more about our work around the world and campaigning.

Thursday 6 August, 11am: Sustainable and healthy food systems – now and in the future

Join us to hear an inspirational talk from Professor Alan Dangour, Head of the Nutrition Group and Director of the Centre on Climate Change and Planetary Health.

Register here to join

Tuesday 11 August, 7pm: CAFOD live with Deputy Head of Africa, James Marchant

Join our Deputy Head of Africa, James Marchant to hear about our work across Africa and how they are implementing lessons from previous Ebola outbreaks.

Register here to join

Thursday 13 August, 11am: Carbon capture & Climate Change, the scale of the challenge

What does a net zero world look like? And what does capturing, utilising and storing CO2 have to do with it?

Join us to hear Dr Doug Barnes, the Head of Chemistry at C-Capture, give us an insight into the answers to these questions and more.

Register here to join

Thursday 20 August, 11am: CAFOD campaigner: Phil Kingston speaks

Join us for an inspiring talk from Phil Kingston, a long time CAFOD campaigner now based in Bristol and his involvement with Extinction Rebellion.

Phil is 83 and 10 years ago founded Grandparents for Safer Earth.

Register here to join