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Summer of Hope

Summer of Hope

With the approach of warmer weather, take advantage of the sunny days and take on a Summer of Hope fundraiser for CAFOD!

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This summer, support CAFOD with your very own Summer of Hope fundraiser!

You can add a CAFOD fundraiser to your existing summer events or set up a new event in your parish or at home. How about a fundraiser around one of the sporting events this summer like the Euros, Wimbledon or the Olympics! Whatever you do will support our work with communities facing enormous challenges around the world.

What can I do for my Summer of Hope fundraiser?

Anyone for tennis?

Are you up for a challenge? Grab your racket and get ready to serve for a cause this Summer of Hope

Teddy bear's picnic

Host your very own teddy bear's picnic and raise money for children living in poverty around the world

Run for CAFOD

Lace up your trainers and get running for CAFOD this summer

Football Fundraiser

Get involved in the footie madness this summer and raise money for CAFOD's work

Challenge events

Take on an active challenge for CAFOD! Whether you want to run, walk, trek or cycle, your fundraising will help fight global poverty.

How can I get involved

There are plenty of ways you can get involved in this Summer of Hope. You could:

  1. Add a CAFOD stall or activity to your existing summer event, like your parish fete or at coffee after Mass. This could be a raffle, a chocolate tombola or taking donations at a display table about CAFOD's work.

  2. Set up your own Summer of Hope event. There are loads of ideas on our A-Z of fundraising ideas! From fetes to garden parties, quizzes to games evenings. Gather your friends, family and community for some fun in the sun, while raising money for our communities around the world. Download our Summer of Hope poster.

  3. Get your Bake Off or MasterChef vibe on with a fun and fabulous food fundraiser, a curry or jollof cook off, or a rise and shine pancake breakfast, or how about a BBQ grill off – there are so many exciting foodie ways to bring people together and raise money.

  4. Take on a sporty challenge this Summer of Hope! Perhaps you're feeling inspired by the sporting events this summer, like Wimbledon, the Olympics and Paralympics, or the Euros, and fancy organising your own tournament? Or, take on your own personal challenge, like running or cycling a certain distance, going for a cold-water dip or doing yoga everyday. Make sure you get sponsored for your chosen activity!

  5. Set up your JustGiving page and start collecting sponsors. Share your fundraising page on social media, email and with your parish.

  6. Hold your Summer of Hope fundraiser with your family, school, community or parish.

  7. Tag any photos with @cafod and #SummerOfHope on social media. If you have any questions or comments, or want to send us any photos, please email

  8. 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.

All it takes is one good person to restore hope!

Pope Francis

Fundraise for these World Gifts

Communities and families around the world are vulnerable to the effects of the climate crisis and our broken food system. There is enough food in the world to feed everyone - together we can step up to the plate and help our global family.

Our World Gifts website has loads of amazing gift ideas for the money you raise. How many lives can you change this summer?

Help a refugee child

Buy this World Gift to provide much-needed emotional and educational support to children who have fled the violent trauma of war.

School starter pack

For children living in poverty around the world, access to education makes a huge difference and helps children reach their full potential.

Weatherproof crops

This gift can provide essential training on how to grow plants raised above floodwater areas.

Build a greenhouse

This unique charity gift provides a vulnerable family with the essential materials needed to build a greenhouse, to grow fresh, nutritious vegetables all year round.

Marvellous moo cow

This udderly fantastic charity gift can make an enormoooooos difference to a vulnerable family - a locally-sourced cow, along with training in how to care for it!

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Join in the fun this summer!

Join in the Summer of Hope for CAFOD and help to build a world free from hunger.