It was a great afternoon of witness and support
During Lent, schools and parishes up and down the country walked within their communities raising funds to support the 200 million children whose lives are threatened by malnutrition.
Our Lady of Compassion in Formby held their walk on Saturday 26 March setting off from St Jerome’s church and completing a 6k circular route taking in the churches of the parish. 33 parishioners participated as well as 2 four legged friends. Walker, Clare Henderson said, ‘It was a great afternoon of witness and support for the poorest of the poor’.
As well as parishes, there were also a great number of individuals taking part and collecting sponsorship. Moira Devlin, a parishioner at Our Lady Help of Christians, Prescot went out on her walks locally in Sherdley Park and in Sefton Park, and has now ventured out as far as Malaga in the beautiful sunshine of Spain.
She said, ‘We have had some bad weather with some mud blown in from the Sahara but the sun has come out now. Thank you so much to everyone who has sponsored me, especially Father David Melly and the parishioners at Our Lady’s who have been so supportive. I’ve massively exceeded my £200 target, raising £1,185 so far. I’m flabbergasted and incredibly grateful.’
Cafod would like to say a big thank you to all Walk Against Hunger participants. This summer Cafod will be launching their new campaign ‘Fix the Food System’, and would love to see every parish in the archdiocese involved.
For more information on how to volunteer for Cafod or help get your parish involved in our campaigns and activities, please contact email@example.com or call 07779 804241/2 to speak to Siobhan or Colette, your local Cafod workers, who are always looking for new people to join the growing network of Cafod parish volunteers.
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