Here is a progress report from Sharon Jones, one of our parishioners who is doing the sponsored Walk for Water challenge on behalf of CAFOD
“In usual circumstances, a sponsored walk would have lots of us walking together, jollying one another along and keeping spirits up.
CAFOD’s appeal to Walk for Water, 10,000 steps* a day for the 40 days of Lent which I am doing, is mostly accomplished alone. This has real significance. Abdella, living in one of the hottest places on earth, Ethiopia, doesn’t do a measly 10,000 steps, he must walk for 10 hours each day to collect life giving water for his family. Any money raised from this appeal goes directly to CAFOD and is to pay for a solar powered water pump to help Abdella’s community and others like it.
Thanks to all for your support, including the council workers I met today who were highly amused when I got ‘caught’ by a wave crashing over the pavement. The rest of the walk was completed in wet socks. Lol!
* according to my FitBit
You can sponsor Sharon at https://walk.cafod.org.uk/fundraising/challenge-sharon
Other ways you can donate are by going to cafod.org.uk/give or via text. Text LENT to 70460 to donate £10.
If you’d like to give £10 but do not wish to receive marketing communications, text LENTNOINFO to 70460.
Alternatively cafod.org.uk/Fundraise/Family-Fast-Day which includes a Lent Calendar and
prayer card, the ‘Walk for Water’ scheme where we can be involved with and for Abdella. If you wish
to donate using the envelope, you can always do so by putting it through the presbytery letter box.
As always Sue Ward will be collating the donations, as our parish CAFOD representative.