Celebrating Our Volunteers; Clodagh Cherry

Celebrating CAFOD Volunteers

Clodagh Cherry, CAFOD Education Volunteer working with children in North Wales.

Clodagh Cherry has been a CAFOD Education Volunteer since 2011.  She first heard about CAFOD as a child in church when they supported the Family Fast Day.

Clodagh’s role as an Education Volunteer is to deliver assemblies and workshops to primary school children in Wrexham Diocese. Clodagh says, ‘I particularly enjoy working with the children and sharing their thoughts and discussions, as well as building and maintaining relationships with the local schools.  I would really recommend being a CAFOD Education volunteer, the material is well developed by CAFOD, delivered in good time to the volunteers and has an immediate impact on the children’.

Community Participation Coordinator, Colette Byrne says, ‘It is truly a Godsend to have Clodagh as our education volunteer. Clodagh actually lives in Shrewsbury Diocese and very kindly travels across to Wrexham to visit schools on our behalf.  This is a massive help to us and it would be wonderful if we were to expand on our Education Volunteers for the future too’.

Blwyddyn Newydd Dda! Happy New Year!

Happy new year from CAFOD North Wales!  I hope you all had a lovely, peaceful Christmas and here is to a hopeful and joyous 2016.

At the beginning of my first year at CAFOD, I am really keen to get to know the volunteers and parishioners in the Wrexham Diocese.  Do you support CAFOD in your area?  Perhaps you promote CAFOD through your local school or parish?

No matter what your support is, I’d love to hear from you to get to know more about you and the area you’re in, please do get in touch!  cbyrne@cafod.org.uk or call me on 07779 804 242.

If you’d like to find out a little more about me, please check out the following link! http://www.liverpoolcatholic.org.uk/index.php?p=975

I am really excited about 2016, its going to be a positive year!

Hello from Colette!


I would like to introduce myself.  My name is Colette Byrne and I am your new Community Participation Coordinator for CAFOD Wrexham.  After working for 9 years at the Marie Curie Hospice in Woolton, Liverpool, as a Community Fundraiser, I am delighted to join the CAFOD team, and I look forward to meeting people throughout the Wrexham Diocese in due course.

My role is actually split between Wrexham and Liverpool, so you should find me in the Wrexham office every Monday and Tuesday.  I am on the look out for new Parish Volunteers and School Volunteers, if this is something that may be of interest to you, please contact me.

I thoroughly enjoyed my very first march on 29th November, it was a fantastic experience and so wonderful to see so much CAFOD support from all over.  Did you go along too?  I’d love to hear from you!  I am really excited to hear from CAFOD supporters in the Diocese, so please do not hesitate to get in touch with me to say hello!  Please email cbyrne@cafod.org.uk or call my mobile 07779 804 242.

Best wishes

Community Participation Coordinator
(Wrexham and Liverpool)

Selfie outside Westminster

Colette CAFOD