Money raised for clean water

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PEOPLE in South Yorkshire have donated more than £82,000 to pay for water projects in third world countries.

The money was donated to Catholic aid agency CAFOD, which celebrated its 50th anniversary with a record fundraising appeal, which raised £8 million nationally. Of that, a record £82,223 has come from South Yorkshire residents.

The charity’s Give it Up! Lenten appeal ended on Thursday, May 17, and South Yorkshire residents have almost trebled their donations compared to last year.

Angela Powell, CAFOD manager for South Yorkshire said: “The donations we have received will make a massive difference.”