If you haven’t heard already, there’s still lots of time to put your best foot forward and take part in CAFOD’s Walk Against Hunger this Lent. The challenge is to walk 200km over the course of Lent, that’s 5km a day, to help people around the world live their lives free from hunger.
You can walk, roll, skip or stroll your way to 200k. You can boldly go it alone and take it on 5k a day for 40 days, or you can smash the target all at once as a team.
This year’s campaign is deeply rooted in CAFOD’s history. It was a simple, almost instinctive idea that began the building of CAFOD: the belief that no child should be born without the basics of life; food, shelter, and love.
“That want and need to help “all God’s children”, to borrow the words of one our founders Elspeth Orchard, led to the funding of a mother and baby hospital in Dominica,” said CAFOD CEO Christine Allen
“Funding which meant that mothers and babies had enough to eat, shelter and safety. Those mothers and babies received help thanks to the drive and determination of a small group of mothers here who wanted to stand in solidarity with new mothers thousands of miles away.”
Over the past 60 years, it is this same drive which has led to thousands of mothers, families, and whole communities coming together to make sure that while help is still needed, we can offer solidarity, alongside practical help.
“Many of the issues that our founding mothers were campaigning about unfortunately remain,” said Christine.
“Today, about 200 million children’s lives are at risk because they are malnourished – and this shocking statistic inspired our Lent campaign, Walk Against Hunger and the challenge to walk 200km in Lent.”
If you want to know more about CAFOD’s Walk Against Hunger campaign, or want to sign up for your own 200k walk, please click this link: