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.
Christmas is a time for giving back and for remembering those who are struggling with poverty this winter. This Christmas, give the gift of hope with some of our World Gifts. Support one of our Christmas events in person or online or, even better, plan your own! There’s no end to the number of ways that you can make a difference this Christmas.
We know that people are living through challenging times. But as people of faith, we have the power to do good even when times are tough. That’s why, this Harvest, we’ve organised wonderful ways to get involved with CAFOD’s work. Together with friends and family, you can make a massive positive difference to the lives of so many people around the world.
At CAFOD, we are always bowled over by the generosity of Catholic schools when an emergency strikes anywhere in the world. From a typhoon in the Philippines to refugee crises caused by conflict in Syria, South Sudan or more recently in Ukraine, schools are quick to respond.
As we head into a new academic year, we find ourselves reflecting and as always, are immensely proud of the efforts of children and young people in Catholic schools across England and Wales, in supporting our work. Together you prayed, campaigned and fundraised with CAFOD.
This Lent children and young people all over England and Wales are walking in solidarity with the 200 million children around the world at risk of malnutrition. By setting up JustGiving pages and getting sponsored to walk, schools are rising thousands of pounds to fight hunger.
World leaders are meeting in Glasgow this November to make decisions about the future of our planet and its people. Find out how you can Go Green this Harvest to support communities protecting the Amazon and to stand up for people dealing with the climate crisis.