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Wednesday, October 26, 2016
Westminster pedals for CAFOD
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¬†More than 130 CAFOD supporters took to the saddle last weekend for a sponsored bike ride to raise money for the aid agency's poverty-fighting work around the world. On Sunday the riders, who were aged between five and 81 and came from as far afield as Bulgaria and Brazil, cycled up to 19 miles along the River Lee between Ponders End and Broxbourne in Hertfordshire. CAFOD Westminster raised almost £9,000 for projects in Africa through Pedal Against Poverty in 2007 and hope to match that amount this year. CAFOD Diocesan Manager for Westminster, Tony Sheen, said: "We are delighted that so many people came together to pedal against poverty. "We are extremely grateful to all those who support CAFOD by fundraising in their parishes across the diocese. CAFOD's poverty-fighting work could not continue without their generosity." CAFOD volunteer Filomena Pereira, who helped run the event, said: "I want to make a difference in any way I can instead of simply blaming politicians for the problems in the developing world." If you are interested in volunteering for CAFOD visit:
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