For most Sheffield teachers, the summer holidays are a time to relax ahead of the new term in September. Try telling that to Mark Conway.
Mark Conway cycled 200 miles for CAFOD
The selfless St Wilfrid’s Primary School teacher has just completed a gruelling charity bike ride to London which totalled around 200 miles.
Mark completed the challenge in just two days and cycled over 110 miles to Wellingborough on Saturday July 29 before completing his journey the following day.
Mark, who is Head of RE at St Wilfrid’s, raised over £1,000 for CAFOD and finished his journey at the head offices in Westminster.
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 an 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
All are welcome to join a webinar which will discuss forced sterilisation in Peru on Friday June 23.
CAFOD works with partners in Peru
At 1pm, Esperanza Huayama, President of the Association of Forcibly Sterilised Women from the Huancabamba region in Peru, will speak on the work for justice and reparation.
Between 1996 and 1998, 200,000 women and 30,000 men were forcibly sterilised, many without consent or understanding of what the procedure meant for their fertility.
Our partner Peru Support Group and the University of Kent are supporting Esperanza raise awareness in the UK about forced sterilisation.
To register for the webinar, follow this link.