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CAFOD teams up for Big Lent Walk, raises funds globally

During Lent, individuals, parishes and schools across East Anglia took part in the Big Lent Walk to support CAFOD. Jane Crone from CAFOD in East Anglia shares this year’s stories from across the Diocese.

This Lent, CAFOD teamed up with our Caritas sister agency SCIAF in Scotland in a joint fundraising Big Lent Walk. Money raised will be used to fight poverty globally in countries such as Afghanistan, Colombia, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, and South Sudan. Supporters signed up to walk as individuals, parishes, or schools.

Seven schools in the East Anglia Diocese signed up for this year’s Big Lent Walk. Pupils from St Francis of Assisi Primary School in Norwich had a surprise when they went on their walk as they were joined by a Chirpy Chicken, one of CAFOD’s World Gifts. The chicken was spotted again in Bungay during the parish fundraising walk and soup lunch on 17 March. If you look carefully at the picture above, you can spot her too!

CAFOD school volunteer Christie Minj signed up as an individual, walking 200km in 31 days. Christie visits Catholic schools to deliver assemblies and workshops. She said, ‘Taking part in the walk has been a challenge, but it’s an opportunity to do something practical to support CAFOD’s work’.

It’s not too late to sponsor St Francis via their Just Giving page and Christie via her Just Giving page.