We’re delighted to welcome Judith Moss on board to our team of Education Volunteers in North Wales. Judith lives close to Anglesey and will be able to deliver Primary School
CAFOD Education Volunteer Judith Moss
visits in the area.
After undertaking 2 separate training days and a shadow visit at St Mary’s in Holyhead, Judith completed her training successfully and is keen to get started. She said, ‘I thoroughly enjoyed the training, I found it inspiring and I really feel like I have been called to do this role. The CAFOD materials and resources are all very well produced, so all I have to do is prepare the best way to deliver it.’
‘I am really excited to do my first school visit in St Helen’s Caernarfon where I will be delivering the Power to be assembly to the pupils.”
Every child has the power in them to achieve great things. But with one in six people still living without electricity, the hopes of millions of the world’s children are too often a distant dream.
Local, renewable energy is usually the cheapest, fastest and most efficient solution to bring power to the poorest communities. It can help families to lift themselves out of poverty, without harming the world we share. By participating in the Power to be campaign, we are calling on Melanie Robinson, the UK’s representative at the World Bank, to shift the balance to support renewable energy which tackles poverty, so everyone can have the chance to fulfil their God-given potential.
To find out more about Volunteering or our campaigns, please contact Colette Byrne in the North Wales CAFOD Volunteer Centre on firstname.lastname@example.org
CAFOD Office Volunteer Keith McDonogh joined in February 2017
A few months ago, I was delighted to welcome on board to the team, Keith McDonogh. Keith joined after working for many years for Wrexham Diocese as Safeguarding Officer. He is the Chair of the Diocesan Trustees and has recently found himself with some spare time for CAFOD in between his busy life of being Grandparent and volunteering for the Diocese.
CAFOD Community Participation Coordinator, Colette Byrne, said, ‘Keith has been a wonderful addition to CAFOD North Wales as an office volunteer. So far he has done a magnificent job of updating our database, learning how to blog and using his local knowledge to help build links within the Diocese. He is a great support to me and has settled in really well. I feel very blessed to have such a reliable, keen and enthusiastic volunteer!’
Kevin represents CAFOD North Wales in our campaigning
We are delighted to celebrate the work of our wonderful Parish Volunteer, Kevin McIntyre who attends St Winefride’s in Holywell.
Having taught in East Africa for 5 years from 1968 to 1973, he and his wife, Delyth became very aware of the daily struggle many people had in their lives because of poverty and injustice. When they returned to North Wales to teach and raise a family, they felt a need to do something to support people in the less developed countries of the world. CAFOD provided us with the ideal way to do this.
Kevin has supported CAFOD in many ways since then through the school he taught at St Richard Gwyn High School and became a Parish Volunteer in 1980 where he has organised Advent and Lenten lunches involving other local churches. This event ran for over 30 years and Kevin is still a dedicated Parish Volunteer, ensuring Fast Days and campaigns are well promoted and supported in his parish. Kevin is a wonderful example of a volunteer who is passionate about his work and we’re very lucky to have his support.