50 days to CAFOD Family Fast day on 23rd February

Svondo from Zimbabwe

Svondo from Zimbabwe

Please come and join us at one of our Lent family fast day briefings to hear about our work in Zimbabwe and how we are helping children like Svondo have enough healthy food to eat, and therefore prevent malnutrition. You will also hear the exciting news that the government have agreed to match any fundraising for the family fast day appeal up to £5 million so we need to ensure that every parish in the diocese is aware of how important their support is. So please come and hear more about this project and help us to raise £5 million. Our Lent briefings  are..

27 January 10am to 12pm at Our Lady of Sorrows & St Philip Benizi  Salisbury road Fordingbridge SP6 1EG

30 January  7:15pm to 9:15pm Sacred Heart Church  Hartlands road Fareham PO16 0NL

3 February 10:30am to 1pm St Bede’s Church hall Popley Way Basingstoke RG24 9DX at this meeting Thom Flint CAFOD’s Film & Photography Content Producer will talk about his recent visit to Zimbabwe.

8 February 7:15pm to 9:15pm English Martyrs Church 64 Liebenrood road Reading RG30 2EB

Please book your place at which ever meeting is most convenient to you by emailing portsmouth@cafod.org.uk or call 01252 329385

Marian's Family

Marian’s Family

At the briefing you will hear about how your generous donations have made a difference to Marian from Zimbabwe and her two sons Tawanda and Svondo. Her older son Tawanda lived his childhood without enough to eat and often went hungry. Marian told us that when she used to leave him to find work in the morning she would come back later to find him sitting in the same place as he didn’t have the energy to move. When Tawanda was a teenager Marian had her second son Svondo. He is now seven and has been brought up on fresh vegetables, beans and peanut butter. Marian was supported to be able to grow enough to feed her family by the local Catholic diocese who is one of CAFOD’ s partners. So this Family fast day we are reaching out to other families like Marian’s to help them grow enough healthy food to feed their children. We look forward to seeing you at one of our briefings.

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