Step into the Gap – Alice begins exciting time with CAFOD

Hello, my name is Alice and my Step into the Gap placement with CAFOD has is coming into full swing – and I’m loving it!

Alice is starting her gap year with CAFOD

Alice is starting her gap year with CAFOD

Learn about CAFOD’s gap year

Originally from Anglesey in North Wales, I took a gap year in Australia before returning to do a degree in International Studies and am now pleased to say I’m having a year with CAFOD in a field I really want to work in and am very much enjoying!

My placement is in Newman University, Birmingham with the Chaplaincy Team and everyone, staff and students, have been so welcoming and have really helped me to settle in. Hopefully through the Step into the Gap year I will be successful in promoting global development and social justice issues close to CAFOD’s heart, to as many staff and students as possible. Continue reading

St Giles & St Thomas Tean, Connect2 cake stall

This weekend, Pentecost, parishioners at St Giles & St Thomas parish in Tean held a cake stall to celebrate their new Connect2:Ethiopia scheme. The cakes were made by parishioners, using fair trade ingredients, where possible. It was a great success – all the cakes were sold out and the parish raised £111.00 for Connect2.

If your parish would like a closer connection to a community where CAFOD works, please get in touch with the Birmingham office birmingham@cafod.org.uk or 01922 722944