Jenny Seymour, one of the CAFOD schools volunteers in Hallam, met with Ellie after her successful sponsored swim raising £150 for CAFOD
Ellie goes to St Wilfrids Primary school in the Hallam Diocese which now has regular visits from their local schools volunteer, Jenny Seymour. Ellie was inspired by a recent workshop which took place in her classroom – the Rough Guide to CAFOD – and her class were tasked by their class teacher (and Head of RE), Mark Conway, to think of innovative ways of fundraising for CAFOD or helping with CAFOD’s work.
Ellie decided she could do a sponsored swim. Ellie’s parents thought she would swim maybe 20 lengths. She did a couple of practice swims at her swimming pool in Dronfield, but on the day she just kept on going….and going….and going – until she had swum 60 lengths! Amazing work Ellie – thank you so much.
How can you help fundraise for CAFOD?
On Saturday 24 June Angela Powell, Community Participation Manager for CAFOD, attended a fundraiser in Castleton raising money for the refugee crisis.
This lovely event was hosted by Maria Kenyon with support of CAFOD Hope Valley group in the Diocese of Hallam. Maria opened her beautiful garden and, with the help of volunteers Liz, Margaret, Maria and Bernie (pictured from left to right in front of the greenhouse) served tea, coffee and homemade cakes to visitors who wandered around the garden admiring all of the planting and wonderful setting.
One couple from Leicester said they were delighted to make a contribution to help alleviate the suffering of refugees and would consider organising an event themselves.Why don’t you use your own informal gathering of friends and family to raise much needed funds for CAFOD’s campaigns.