Potato Day

 ‘Potato Day’

Sunday 21 October 2012, 11—5 p.m.

Noddfa, Penmaenmawr, Old Colwyn Road LL34 6YF

CAFOD North Wales’ annual youth event is this year in partnership with Christian Aid.

This is open to anyone aged 14 and older.

The day will include youth workshops, shared learning and good food, and an ecumenical closing liturgy.

£5 – booking fee, incl. lunch and refreshments

To book a place or to find out more please contact the North Wales office.

RSVP: CAFOD North Wales, Peace and Justice Centre, 37 Kingsmills Road, Wrexham, LL13 8NH, northwales@cafod.org.uk, 01978355084

You can download a poster here: Potato Day 2012


Potato Day plants seeds of new campaign


Young people in North Wales are invited to take part in a day of action on hunger that has its roots in the staple food of Bolivia.

CAFOD’s annual youth conference, Potato Day, is jointly organised this year with Christian Aid, and will take place on Sunday, October 21, in Noddfa, near Bangor. It will focus on issues related to food and the international campaign that is being launched to raise awareness of the plight of the hundreds of thousands of people who go to bed hungry every day.

The day runs from 11 to 5pm and there will be a variety of youth workshops on the theme of food and will end with an ecumenical service. It costs £5, which includes lunch and refreshments. Rachel McCarthy, of CAFOD’s Campaign Section, will run a workshop on CAFOD’s food campaign Hungry for Change, and will also try to organise a community action or stunt based around food. (See www.cafod.org.uk/Campaign).

CAFOD’s Manager for the North Wales region, Katja Jewell, named the first conference Potato Day five years ago after returning from a trip to Bolivia, where she found out that potatoes make up 80% of the food eaten in the Latin American country.

She said: “We’ve always launched our new campaign at this event, so people are generally delighted to be first to get involved in the campaign. This time the name actually links to the campaign, which is great.”

Noddfa is the name of the centre run by the sisters of the Sacred Heart of Mary in Penmaenmawr, on the North Wales coast. It is a Welsh word meaning haven or refuge – a place of peace and welcome a place where you can regain energy. The sisters will be providing a simple lunch which will include potatoes.

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