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St George’s CAFOD group drink coffee to create peace

The CAFOD group at St George’s in Norwich recently enjoyed a summer coffee morning to raise money for a peace-building project in Colombia.

The event took place in Gloria and Colin Iron’s lovely garden, organised within the current government guidelines.

Fr Sean was on hand to cut the ribbon on a scrap book the group have made during lockdown celebrating all they’ve achieved in over 30 years of CAFOD fundraising. Photos, newsletters and press articles record how the parish community has become involved in creative and imaginative fundraising initiatives, whilst CAFOD materials illustrate the projects they’ve supported over the years.

The group is currently supporting vital peace-building work through Hands On Magdelena Medio in Colombia and enjoy following the progress of the project through regular CAFOD updates .

Gloria Irons said: “We thought it was about time that the parish heard that we’re up and running again. The coffee morning was a lovely chance to thank everyone for their generosity and support.”

The coffee morning raised £500 for CAFOD through the sale of coffee, cake, plants, books, a tombola and some very generous donations. 

Jane Crone from CAFOD in East Anglia said: “CAFOD’s mission is based on the Gospel values of Hope, Dignity, Solidarity and Compassion. By putting their faith into action, the St George’s group stand alongside our sisters and brothers living in poverty and suffering from injustice as a powerful sign of a better future. Parishes across the country are organising summer FUNraisers, take a look at our website for more information.”