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Can you  help CAFOD with its Family Fast Day in October?

Supporters across East Anglia are being asked to help CAFOD by taking part in its Family Fast Day on Friday October 4.

The Family Fast Day has a long tradition of supporting communities around the world and CAFOD East Anglia rep, Jane Crone, is inviting people to eat simply and give to help people in poverty.

“Whether you eat simply at home, have a simple meal with your family or organise a soup lunch with your parish, your donations and prayers will make a real difference to people living in poverty,” said Jane.

“People like Fabiano (pictured above) whose village in rural Uganda has been devastated by drought. Every day, children would trek miles for water, risking their education – and safety.”

Donations from parishioners across England and Wales helped install a solar-powered water pump in the village. Now Fabiano and his friends can collect water quickly and safely.

On Family Fast Day, you are invited to eat a simple meal for lunch or dinner and give the money saved to help children like Fabiano.

“You can make it an event by inviting your family, friends and fellow parishioners to join you in having a simple soup lunch or supper, said Jane. “Your parish’s support this Family Fast Day will help provide training, tools and resources to some of the world’s poorest people – empowering them to build a brighter future.

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