Supporting CAFOD to alleviate poverty and suffering

Our business is all about helping organisations to find ways of reducing their energy consumption. Not only does this save them a lot of money but it also goes a long way to improving the world we live in and this is what drives us at BSSEC.

We have been supporting CAFOD since 2011. The charity does some incredible work and through them we are able to help make a difference, in some of the poorest parts of the world.

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CAFOD (Catholic Agency for Overseas Development) is an aid agency that works to alleviate poverty and suffering in developing countries. It does this by working with communities and equipping them with the skills, knowledge and technology necessary to overcome the difficulties they face.

We have worked with CAFOD in an advisory capacity and also helped to fund their projects through donation and sponsorship.

Development projects supported so far:

Large renewable energy project in Kenya a Green Energy Programme was supported by BSSEC from 2011 until the programme concluded in 2015. Farming communities, schools and health centres have all benefited in many different ways from the installation and use of solar panels. Read the full report on this project.

Integrated Food Security project in Kenya since 2014, BSSEC has been supporting a project to support farming communities in Kitui County. The project helps small-scale famers to deal with and overcome the many issues that affect their livelihoods and food security. Read more about this live project.

Sponsorhip & donation:

  • Summer 2015 Paul Bennett completed a charity walk across Dartmoor in one day
  • November 2015 Paul Bennett & Wayne Ward completed a walk through the Black Mountains of Wales in one day
  • December 2015 BSSEC provided a free energy efficiency audit worth over £1,800 as a prize for CAFOD’s Energy Makeover Competition. St Thomas More church in Coventry was the winner and others benefited when the advice was shared with other parishes. Read the press release.
  • May 2016 Paul Bennett & Wayne Ward cycled 180 miles off-road along the Wessex Way from Westbury, Wiltshire to Beachy Head, Sussex, raising just under £900.
  • June 2017 Paul Bennett, Wayne Ward & Chris Joyce walked the 70km ‘Blob’ Graham challenge (their version of the Bob Graham Round) in the Lake District. Camping wild and only using natural water sources, they raised just under £1000 to support CAFOD’s funding of clean water supply in Africa.

Paul Bennett and Wayne Ward have also spoken at events for CAFOD on energy efficiency sustainability. To find out more about this charity, visit their website.

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