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Buying Fairtrade

When we come together we can change the way people think about trade and the products on our shelves - the Fairtrade movement is made up of ordinary people doing extraordinary things in their communities for Fairtrade. Your actions help shoppers to make choices that change the lives of farmers and workers. ***** Fantastic news: @coopuk have announced 28th February they will buy all the cocoa for their products #Fairtrade. *****

THANK YOU

CAKE SALE - Sinead McVeigh would like to thank parishioners for their kindness and generosity at the cake sale last weekend. £768 was raised for Alzheimer’s Research UK who she is running the London Marathon for. SVP - Thank you all for your generous donations to the last collection, over £700 was raised. We are sending some of this to help the baby feeding programme in Sudan.

CRISIS IN YEMEN

The Disasters Emergency Committee (DEC) has decided to launch an appeal for Yemen where there has been a 20-month long bloody civil war between the Houthi ethnic group and supporters of Yemen’s government led by President Abdrabbuh Mansour Hadi. At the request of the Yemeni government, an international coalition led by Saudi Arabia, have carried out air strikes across the country against the Houthi. For ordinary Yemenis, the consequences have been devastating. The UN now estimates that more than 10,000 people have been killed since the start of the conflict, with 6,000 people killed in 2016 alone. CAFOD is working with DEC to respond to this crisis. Your questions on the Yemen Crisis App

Aged 18-30?

Passionate about social justice? Apply for CAFOD's Step Into the Gap gap-year programme now! The deadline is 13 March 2017. Click here>>> to find out more. http://cafod.org.uk/News/UK-news/Apply-for-Step-into-the-Gap Read the blog here>>> from those currently taking part in the programme, share their experiences of meeting an inspirational business woman in her bustling Ethiopian café. https://blog.cafod.org.uk/2017/02/10/step-into-the-gap-strength-in-adversity/

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