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Norwich CAFOD supporters raise £94,000 for charity

A CAFOD group of supporters from St George's Church in Norwich has raised a magnificent £94,000 for the Catholic international development charity over the last 25 years.

The group first started in the parish in the late 1980s, gathering donations and running a Christmas raffle.

A group known as the "Marmalade Ladies" joined in 2006 and five of them are still going strong, raising over £10,000 by selling over 5,000 jars of the famous preserve.

Since 1994, the group has raised £94,000 for projects including Focus for Africa, Connect2 Rwanda and Connect2 Ethiopia.

Regular fund-raisers include plant sales, books and crafts, cards, gifts, Christmas decorations and, of course, the marmalade. Popular lunches are also held in the spring and autumn.

Fr Sean Connolly said: "St George’s CAFOD group do an incredible job at fundraising for CAFOD projects and challenging us as a parish to be aware of the needs of some of the poorest people in the world.”

On September 4, the group met with new CAFOD Community Participation Coordinator for the Diocese, Jane Crone, who said: "The dedication of the CAFODteam at St George’s is truly inspirational. They are such a fantastic bunch and have beenvolunteering forsomany years."

Now the group is looking for new younger members with fresh ideas. If you are interested, please contact Fr Sean Connolly at

Pictured above are, from the left, Jenny Campling, Tony Buxton, Pat Buxton, Molly McGrann, Gill Bannon, Gloria Irons and Carol Hipperson.