CAFOD’s BIG Walk for Water takes place on Saturday 20th February. We are asking volunteers, supporters, and parishioners to walk in solidarity with those communities around the world who do not have access to a safe and nearby water supply. You can walk any distance you like around your garden, one mile or five miles (10,000 steps). You could even carry a bucket of water but please do walk on your own or with your family as we are hoping that this will be a national event! Do send me photos of you walking or share them on twitter and tag @CafodPortsmouth
CAFOD’s work across the globe covers so many issues of injustice, but to not have clean water on a daily basis really does strike a fundamental human chord. While we are being constantly reminded of the need to wash our hands multiple times a day for at least 20 seconds, millions of people like Abdella (in photo) are struggling for any water at all.
Please join us this Lent and do something simple yet powerful for our global sisters and brothers, knowing that we really can make a difference. £10 can buy sturdy water containers so families can store water safely and £40 can bring safe drinking water to a hard-to-reach school. £198 can buy bikes for a team of three water engineers to service water pumps in remote communities and £750 can provide a water supply for a community.
You can donate to our Lent appeal here.
If you are a keen walker join our Walk for Water challenge to walk 10,000 steps a day for the 40 days of Lent. We have volunteers from Avon Stour, Basingstoke, Bournemouth, Hampshire, Maidenhead, New Forest, Reading and Southampton all signed up so far so why not join us. Just sign up here and let me know that you are taking part by emailing mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org