Share the Journey walk, Chirk, Ruabon and Llangollen

Thank you so much to Fr Anthony Nnamah and all of the parishioners from the Parish of St Richard Gwyn in Chirk, Ruabon and Llangollen, for participating in the Share the Journey campaign recently.

The walk was a huge success, with 24 people walking 3 miles meaning we can add a great 72 miles onto our online totaliser!

Sinead, who organised the walk alongside Rachael, said “The walk went really well! I thought it was easy to organise, and great fun”.

By June 2018 we reached our initial goal of 24,900 miles – the distance around the world. Now we want to walk a second time around the world. We are currently on 43,993 miles and we can add another 72 miles which we have recently walked here in Wrexham Diocese!

If you are yet to add some miles on to our totaliser, it’s not too late! Get in touch with a CAFOD volunteer in your parish to see when and where you can take part in a Share the Journey Walk or organise one yourself. It is so easy to do, just order your resources from our online shop and pick your date.

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Share the Journey participants from Chirk, Ruabon and Llangollen.

Don’t forget CAFOD North Wales are here to help you organise your walk, should you need. We love seeing your photos and amazing support of the Share the Journey campaign in which we walk in solidarity with refugees and migrants. We are sending a powerful message to world leaders that they too need to step up and protect the rights of people on the move.

Visit CAFOD or contact your local volunteer centre on 01978 355 084 or northwales@cafod.org.uk for more details.

Welcome back to our CAFOD volunteer Harriet Rees!

A warm welcome back to our campaign volunteer Harriet Rees!

Harriet is a CAFOD volunteer and enthusiast who is joining us for here for her second summer at CAFOD North Wales.  She has recently graduated from University with a 1st class degree in BSc Geography and will continue her education

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CAFOD volunteer Harriet Rees

studying a masters in Climate Change and Environmental science in the University of Liverpool.

From 9-14 May 2017, Harriet travelled to Fatima, Portugal, with 4 other CAFOD volunteers to attend an international climate change workshop inspired by Pope Francis’ encyclical Laudato Si’. The group joined participants from Portugal, Slovakia, Spain, France, Belgium and Canada. They shared ideas of how we can care for our common home and each other in a sustainable way, by limiting the effects of climate change and enabling the world’s poorest communities to lift themselves out of poverty. Harriet “It is difficult to sum up the amazing, life-changing experience, but for me there was a simple message that stood out: that we as God’s people are all connected, to each other and to the earth.”

Learning from these experiences Harriet is passionate about CAFODs latest campaign Share the Journey in which we are all encouraged to take action on the refugee crisis and show our support for people forced to flee their homes by organising walks in our local community.

CAFOD are walking around the World, which is 24,900 miles. By walking as many miles as possible we will send a powerful message to world leaders that they too need to step up and protect the rights of people on the move. Harriet will be organising her own Share the Journey walk in her parish, Flint.

Sign our petition, with Harriet, asking the Prime Minister to ensure that the UK takes a lead during UN refugee negotiations and organise a solidarity walk in your parish or community.

Happy Volunteers’ Week from CAFOD North Wales

Without volunteers, our work at CAFOD would be made much more difficult.

Whether you play your part as a communications volunteer who amplifies the voice of those in need, an education volunteer helping to inspire future generations, or an office volunteer helping to ensure the smooth-running of the office, your input is valuable. People who help out at Fast Days, respond to emergencies, make change by campaigning or spending your Sunday’s speaking at mass, your passion for social justice is clear and your help appreciated.

Here, CAFOD’s Director of Operations, Geoff, has a message of thanks for you:

Throughout this week, we will be celebrating many of the volunteers here at CAFOD and saying thank you for all the work that you do within schools and your own parishes here in North Wales!

Interested in volunteering with CAFOD? Find out more