Fun-Filled Barnsley Race Night

A fun-filled race night was held in Barnsley in support of aid agency CAFOD’s East Africa Crisis Appeal.

Barnsley Race Night

The race night was a big success

There were eight virtually simulated horse races at Holy Rood parish hall, raising over £2,000 for the emergency appeal.
Each race had a randomly selected outcome and there was an opportunity to back a jockey or a horse in the build up to the event.
Those in attendance were also able to guess the outcome of each sponsored contest, which brought in more donations.

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Fishy Fundraiser at Doncaster School

Our Lady of Mount Carmel Primary School in Doncaster held a fish-themed fundraiser in aid of CAFOD.

Doncaster School

Children at the school decorated fish with coins

Pupils from reception to Year 6 took part and the event raised approximately £305 for CAFOD’s Lent appeal.

Children were asked to bring in a coin from and some pupils helped draw fish with scales for the coins to be placed on.

Year 3 also raised money by selling buns and biscuits, raising £52.

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Bishop of Salford to visit Sheffield for Connect2 talk

The Bishop of Salford is to visit Sheffield to speak to local people about his experiences of poverty and development.

Bishop John arnold

Bishop John Arnold

 The talk, entitled “Poverty or Simplicity? Survival or development?” is taking place at 7.30pm on Thursday May 18 at Our Lady and St Thomas Church in Sheffield, and will be hosted by Bishop John Arnold, who visited the Central American countries of Nicaragua and El Salvador in November 2016.

 El Salvador was badly affected by a civil war which lasted over a decade from 1980 until 1992.

 Bishop John, who is chair of the Catholic aid agency CAFOD, will share his thoughts from his ten-day trip to Central America where he saw for himself some of the important work the charity does with communities in Nicaragua and El Salvador.

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