What are you doing to Brighten Up this Harvest Fast Day?

Jenny Seymour is a Schools Volunteer in CAFOD Hallam and is asking schools to Brighten up this Harvest Fast Day

Tomorrow (Friday October 6th) is CAFOD’s Harvest Fast Day.  Following the huge success of our previous fast day campaigns, we are asking school children and their teachers to “Brighten Up” for Harvest and we have had some amazing results!


Some children are wearing their brightly coloured PE t-shirts (as they are all in bright colours to signify their “house”) and other schools have truly embraced the Brighten Up theme and are having a sponsored “colour splash” – I am told this involves bright coloured powder paint and a very brave headteacher!!!  You can download your very own fundraising kit – with sponsorship forms and press release templates here.

This year’s assembly is great, as it sees us revisit the children of El Salvador that were in need of CAFOD’s help some years ago and it shows how CAFOD (with your support) has helped their communities (and in turn them as individuals) to grow out of poverty and be in a much better place to achieve their dreams!


What are you and your school doing to brighten up the world this Harvest Fast Day?  Please do post your photos on our facebook page and don’t forget to tag us on your twitter feeds!


Schools volunteers will be visiting schools this half term and delivering the harvest fast day assembly – Book a Harvest Fast Day visit now!

CAFOD runner affected by lack of water


Andy competing for CAFOD in the Sheffield half-marathon

Sometimes we do realise how lucky we are…

Back in 2014, Andy Ogley arrived at the Sheffield Half Marathon event to run for CAFOD and raise funds for water projects around the world; but he didn’t expect to be one of the thousands of competitors to be affected by a lack of water. Luckily for the runners in Sheffield, water was provided by generous spectators and local businesses along the route. Sadly, for millions of people around the world struggling to survive because of a lack of water due to climate change, issues of sufficient water are not that easy to resolve. Thanks to wonderful supporters like Andy, CAFOD is able to raise funds and work alongside some of the poorest communities who suffer, helping them to access training and technology to harvest and conserve water and adapt livelihoods to work their way out of poverty. Andy said “Thanks to all those who sponsored me and it’s never too late to make a donation to CAFOD.”

If you’d like to make a donation, please visit our website.

Could You Volunteer For CAFOD Hallam?

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 jcain@cafod.org.uk.