Doing The Big Lent Walk

This year, we invited schools to take on a challenge like no other – CAFOD’s Big Lent Walk, and we were immediately bowled over by the number of schools that signed up and pledged to support their global family.

As we enter a new academic year, we reflect on the success of CAFOD’s Big Lent Walk and how children and young people came together to raise money and tackle poverty in communities around the world.

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A Big Lent Walk to Remember

Thank you so much to all of the individuals, teams, families, schools and parishes who participated in this year’s Big Lent Walk. Your incredible efforts are greatly appreciated, and we look forward to inviting you back next year!

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Finish your Big Lent Walk with the Walk to Easter

In the final days of the Big Lent Walking Challenge, join the ‘Walk to Easter’ by reaching 40km in 8 days—the perfect number for Lent! Starting on Palm Sunday, continuing through Holy Week and finishing on Easter Sunday, we invite you to finish the Big Lent Walk in style and bring your faith, fundraising, and fitness together.

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Dorset Deanery Community Big Lent Walk

Lent is here – and so is the Big Lent Walk! Communities up and down the country are getting involved. They are gathering throughout Lent on March 18th, or whichever date they choose to walk and raise vital funds for CAFOD’s work around the world. Dorset Deanery are getting together in style!

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Memories of Lent and what the season means to me

As Lent begins, Joy Wanless, a CAFOD volunteer from Salford Diocese, reflects on her memories of Lent in years gone by, as well as her hopes for this special season in 2023.

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The Big Lent Walk in the DRC

The Big Lent Walk is well under way and CAFOD’s Democratic Republic of Congo team has been visiting communities, walking and cleaning as part of their efforts. Merveille, a volunteer at CAFOD DRC, and Cesaire, Programme Assistant at CAFOD DRC, share why they are passionate about this initiative and why they are leading the DRC team in the BLW challenge this year. Will you support them? 

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