What are you doing for Lent Fast Day?

Something as simple as soup can transform a life

Ash Wednesday – 6 March – marked the beginning of Lent. Catholics around the world give up some of their favourite things, and others fast.

At the CAFOD office here in Wonersh we used the day to mark the start of our Lent appeal, aimed at helping some of the world’s poorest people break free from poverty and injustice – and you can help.

By eating a simple meal of bread and soup on Friday 15 March, Lent Family Fast Day and by donating the money you save to CAFOD, you can help families like Mahinur in Bangladesh.  It’s hard to believe such a simple act can help to transform a life, but your donation will provide communities with chickens, ducks and hardy seeds that will not be defeated by drought or salty floodwaters.

This Lent, please help us to stand in solidarity with our sisters and brothers around the world. Your support really will help ensure no one is beyond reach of the love and care they need to flourish. You will be given CAFOD envelopes for your donation from your parish and if you are a tax payer please complete the gift aid form; or you can donate online.

Read more about Mahinur’s story here.

Read about how to organise a Lent Fast Soup Lunch here

Make a BIG DIFFERENCE this Lent.

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