On Wednesday 9 May, two of our sixth form students, Anna and Lily, travelled to London to take part in CAFOD’s annual Member of Parliament Correspondent Reception (MPC). It’s an opportunity for CAFOD and its supporters to keep in touch with global issues and to help MPs to make the voice of those in need heard. There is a particular focus on the plight of refugees and keep the issue of how our country and our Catholic community is supporting them. Anna and Lily took over the Clifton Diocese Twitter and Instagram accounts yesterday to share their adventures! You can follow their journey on Twitter and/or Instagram @cliftonyouth. Here is their report:

“The 9th of May proved to be an extremely enriching trip for us both and provided us with an amazing opportunity to make both political and social changes.”

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“The training that we received during the morning made us confident and collected whilst talking to the ministers and Lords, and the age dynamic of old and young opened everyone’s eyes up to new and opposing arguments. We were able to witness a debate on the Data Protection Act in the House of Commons and heard speeches in the Strangers Dining Room- including a very emotional account of lady who had faced both physical and sexual persecution in the past.”

“The day prepared us excellently for the meeting that we hope to have with our MP- Jacob Rees-Mogg- and overall was a truly phenomenal day; made that way by the hard work and preparation of CAFOD. “

Anna and Lily