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.
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’.