Meet two of our wonderful CAFOD East Anglia Volunteer Area Coordinators

Livesimple photoRob and Claire Hardie have been CAFOD’s Area Coordinators in Norwich and North Norfolk since 2017. They combine a strong Catholic faith with a deep understanding of CAFOD’s mission and a cheerful outlook on life.

Jane Crone, Community Participation Coordinator in the diocese said, ‘I moved to the diocese last year and started working for CAFOD shortly afterwards.  I had to learn a lot about deaneries, parishes and schools very quickly and it was especially difficult to get to know parts of the diocese such as Norwich, a long way from my home in south Suffolk. Claire and Rob have been so good at keeping me in touch with what’s going on in their area and I know how hard they work to support local CAFOD volunteers.’

CAFOD East Anglia are looking for Area Coordinators in Bury St Edmunds and Cambridge Deaneries. If you’d like to find out more please contact Jane Crone at the East Anglia Volunteer Centre jcrone@cafod.org.uk 01223 358552 │ 07779 804252

News: The Parish of Clare Priory in Suffolk has become a Fairtrade Parish

Clare Priory Ft stall

The Fairtrade stall at Clare Priory – Christine and Jo on the 20th May. Photo: Jane Crone

We are delighted to tell you that Clare Priory in Suffolk has become a Fairtrade Parish.

The parish has been using Fairtrade goods for over 10 years. To promote the consumption of Fairtrade products the Parish runs a monthly stall. They sell a range of Fairtrade products such as, dates, honey, jam, chocolate, nuts, snacks, tea bags and coffee.

We would like to express our congratulations to The Parish of Clare Priory for supporting this important campaign. CAFOD founded the Fairtrade Foundation in 1992 along with other organisations. Using products from Fairtrade companies we can help tackle poverty. For more information, please visit: https://cafod.org.uk/Campaign/Fairtrade . To become a Fairtrade parish, please fill out the Fairtrade parish application form

CAFOD Partners from Colombia meet Parish Volunteers

By Bob Lyons

I, along with other East Anglian CAFOD volunteers attended a Family Fast Day briefing in Cambridge on February 3rd. CAFOD Family Fast Day is to be held on February 23rd, the second Friday of Lent.

CAFOD Partners from Colombia meet Parish Volunteers

  The session began with a reminder of the origins of the Fast Day. The first one was held in Britain in 1960 to support mothers and babies in Dominica who were suffering from malnutrition. Families were encouraged to forgo things for one day. Perhaps a meal, cigarettes or alcohol or something similar that they may use regularly and could do without. The idea was that they would donate the cost of such things to CAFOD. A sum of £6000 was raised from this very first event.

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