Help us celebrate 60 years of making a difference!

Blowing out candles on birthday cake

Blowing out candles on birthday cake

2022 marks 60 years since the very first Family Fast Day and the start of our work to ensure that no one is beyond the reach of the love and support they need.

Below are just some of the ways you can help us celebrate this anniversary - prayers, celebrations and fundraising!

Hold a number 60 inspired fundraiser for CAFOD!

Check out some of our top Summer FUNraisers - or challenge yourself to come up with a fundraising event around the number 60:

1. Plan a Strawberries and Cream Tea party

2. Bake and sell 60 cupcakes

3. Host your own 1960's themed dinner party - check out our ideas for some tasty global food recipes!

4. Organise a teddy bear's picnic and let younger children join in the fun!

5. Challenge your friends to see who can score the most goals in 60 seconds or an hour!

6. Run or cycle 60km

7. Swim 60 laps

8. Can you complete 60 football 'keepie-uppies'?

How can I get involved?

  1. Choose a fundraiser around the number 60!
  2. Set up your JustGiving page and start collecting sponsors. Share your fundraising page on social media, email and with your parish.
  3. Invite friends and families from your local area, school community or parish and join in the fun.
  4. Tag any photos with @cafod and #summerFUNraiser on social media. If you have any questions or comments, or want to send us any photos, please email
  5. Your donations will come to us automatically through JustGiving, or you can pay in the money you raise via our website. You can also download a sponsorship form.

More ways to celebrate:

Find out how a group of hardworking Catholic women teamed up to raise money for hungry children, 60 years ago

Spend 60 seconds a day in prayer using our beautiful prayer resources 

Give an anniversary gift that lasts the whole year by setting up a regular monthly gift of £5  

Spend 60 seconds signing up to emails so we can share the difference you are making

Take 60 seconds to find out how the CAFOD family answered Pope Francis' call for action on the climate crisis

Black and white image of nine women

CAFOD's first Family Fast Day collected £6,673 in fundraising for the Dominica mother and baby clinic.

Give 60 minutes of your time each week volunteering for CAFOD 

Use our climate rosary to spend 60 minutes in reflection and prayer 

Get in touch with us at for more ideas, resources and to let us know how you are celebrating 60 years of our amazing CAFOD family!

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