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Coronavirus awareness raising in South Sudan

“I thank God for giving me this opportunity to participate in this fight against COVID 19 pandemic through raising awareness via radio stations here in Juba”  Dr Thomas, South Sudan   Our Messages of hope World Gift focuses on information sharing via the use of a loudspeaker, but that’s not the only way that CAFOD helps our local experts to keep everyone informed. Local radio shows are a common way of sharing accurate information about critical situations such as staying safe from Covid-19 or Ebola. They allow a platform for local, trusted members of a community to voice the facts, dispel myths around a situation and help everyone to have an equal chance at survival.  In Juba, South Sudan, use of local radio shows to spread awareness on...

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Your top ten World Gifts for Christmas 2020

World Gifts make great alternative gifts all year round, but we know you particularly love them for Christmas!Here is a rundown of your favourites from the festive season in 2020*: 10. You worked as a team do score 1,004 Fabulous football gifts!   9. You thought of those most in need at times of emergency and bought 1,443 Emergency water.   8. The gift that keeps on giving, you chose 1,494 Trees for life.   7. You've goat us smiling! You chose a huge 1,592 Goats that give! Goats provide milk to drink and sell, manure to help vegetables grow, and any baby goats can be sold on to others in the community 6. You sourced 1,707 Water for a family –...

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A-Z of fundraising ideas for World Gifts

This list of easy fundraising ideas includes our favourite ways to raise money for World Gifts and can be adapted to use at schools, parishes and work with teenagers, students, friends, family and colleagues! A Aerobics-athonOne for the New Year! Organise an aerobics-athon to kick-start that resolution to be healthy and feel good about supporting CAFOD. B Bring and buy saleSell World Gifts on a stall. Get in touch on 0303 303 3030 to order your World Gifts shop in a box. C Curry nightUse our Curry night toolkit to spice things up at this fundraising event! As a group you can set a target of one of our larger gifts to encourage everyone to get involved. D Dance challengeTime to put your best foot forward! Why not organise...

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Wonderful World Gifts Support from Schools

Take a look at the weird and wonderful ways that schools have been fundraising for World Gifts. Inspired? Take a look at our A-Z of fundraising ideas over on the CAFOD website and browse our favourite World Gifts for group fundraising. Remember, World Gifts are for life, not just for Christmas, so you can fundraise towards a Marvellous moo cow, Save the rainforest or fund a Health clinic throughout 2019! Our Lady of Lourdes in Southport raised £345 doing a Christmas jumper day! Gifts they were considering included a cow, a pig or a school starter kit - maybe even all three.   St Bonifaces College in Plymouth raised money to buy a Goat that Gives. We're not 100% sure if this is a real goat or a cunning...

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