Please come and join us at one of our Lent Family Fast Day briefings to hear about our work in Zimbabwe and how we are helping children like Svondo have enough healthy food to eat, and therefore prevent malnutrition.
At the briefing you will hear about how your generous donations have made a difference to Marian from Zimbabwe and her two sons Tawanda and Svondo. Her older son Tawanda lived his childhood without enough to eat and often went hungry. Marian told us that when she used to leave him to find work in the morning she would come back later to find him sitting in the same place as he didn’t have the energy to move.
When Tawanda was a teenager Marian had her second son Svondo. He is now seven and has been brought up on fresh vegetables, beans and peanut butter. Marian was supported to be able to grow enough to feed her family by the local Catholic diocese who is one of CAFOD’ s partners. So this Family Fast Day we are reaching out to other families like Marian’s to help them grow enough healthy food to feed their children.
You will also hear the exciting news that the government have agreed to match any fundraising for the Family Fast Day appeal up to £5 million, so we need to ensure that every parish in the diocese is aware of how important their support is. So please come and hear more about this project and help us to raise £5 million. We look forward to seeing you at one of our briefings which are on:
Saturday 20 January (Central London) 10am until 12.30pm – St Mary Moorfields RC Church, 4-5 Eldon Street, London, EC2M 7LS. To book a place for this briefing contact Tony Sheen at email@example.com or call 020 8449 6970 (nearest stations are Liverpool Street or Moorgate)
Saturday 3 February (Cambridge) 10.30am until 1pm – Margaret Beaufort Institute, 14 Grange Road, Cambridge, CB3 9DU with guest speaker Fr Sterlin from CAFOD partner CHOCO in Columbia. To book a place for this briefing contact Jane Crone at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 01223 358552.
Monday 5 February (Wanstead) 8pm until 9.30pm – Our Lady of Lourdes Parish Hall, 51 Cambridge Park, London E11 2PR. To book a place for this briefing contact Chris Driscoll at email@example.com or call 01277 218730
Saturday 10 February (Brentwood) 11am (10.30 arrivals and refreshments) until 1pm – Cathedral House, Brentwood, CM15 8AT. With guest speaker CAFOD’s Fergus Conmee (Head of Africa Region) who will be speaking about CAFOD’s work in Africa and in particular our response to the famine in East Africa. To book a place for this briefing contact Chris Driscoll at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 01277 218730
Tuesday 13 February (Brentwood) 10.30am (arrivals from 10am) until 12.30pm – Cathedral House, Brentwood, CM15 8AT. To book a place for this briefing contact Chris Driscoll at email@example.com or call 01277 218730
Online briefings Unable to make it to one of the briefings above? Why not join Chris for an online briefing:
Wednesday 31 January 2.30pm until 3.30pm – To register for this online briefing click on this link https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/8400594679642966530
Wednesday 7 February 2.30pm-3.30pm – To register for this online briefing click on this link https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/8832128804288962050
Monday 12 February 2.30pm – 3.30pm To register for this online briefing click on this link https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/3551834163057606658
Wednesday 14 February 7.30pm – 8.30pm To register for this online briefing click on this link https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/216764707361935874
Saturday 17 February 11am – 12pm To register for this online briefing click on this link https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/7385754243298692610
When you register you’ll receive a confirmation email with another link for you click at the time of the briefing. You’ll need a headset or speakers with a microphone.