We welcomed Jilly, from CAFOD, who came to St Mary Magdalen’s, to inform us about how the charity has been supporting poor communities in El Salvador for the past forty years. Many families have been helped to set up their own businesses, in order for them to become self-sufficient; to enable them to financially support themselves.
We were told about Catherine Diego and her two children. The children were given a safe space to play and to be educated, as well as being shown practical skills such as keeping chickens and making wooden crosses. This has enabled them to provide a brighter future for themselves and their family.
For our harvest festival Jilly asked us to “Brighten up” by asking schools to wear bright clothes, bake bright cakes and another amazing ideas to raise money to help alleviate world poverty.