10,000 Steps for 40 days Challenge

Could you join our Walk for Water Lent challenge to complete 10,000 steps each day for the 40 days of Lent? You don’t need to walk every step you can skip, dance or go up and down stairs most people do 3-4,000 steps each day just in their home so an hours walk could help you reach 10,000 steps.

Alternatively combine all the steps taken by your family or parish group to reach the daily target .One Grandma told me that although she couldn’t walk very far she would ask her grandchildren to walk her 10,000 steps for her each day .Someone else said that they would ask 40 people in their parish to do one walk of 10,000 steps during Lent and add all these walks together to complete the 40 days total of 4000,000 steps or 200 miles! Whatever way you do it please do get involved to raise money for CAFOD’s Lent appeal.

So sign up here to set up your just giving page and share the link with family, friends, fellow parishioners and on face book and twitter and social media to encourage people to sponsor you.

So far these fantastic volunteers have signed up for the challenge. Will you join them? You can donate to their just giving pages by clicking on the blue writing!

Jill from Our Lady of Lourdes New Milton

Ian from Sacred Heart Hook

Journey in faith group from Southampton

Confirmation group at Woolhampton parish

Mel and Jack from English Martyrs Reading

Teresa and Phil from Our Lady of Sorrows Fordingbridge

Moira from St Edward the Confessor Chandler’s Ford

Weronika from Waterlloville

And myself and my husband!

Listen to a webinar on Hunger & Malnutrition in Zimbabwe by Livison the Project Leader

Livison Chipatiso

Livison Chipatiso

If you would like to know more about our work on hunger and malnutrition in Zimbabwe then please register to listen to a webinar by Livison Chipatiso, who is CAFOD’s project leader in Zimbabwe. Livison will be sharing his first hand experiences of the families and communities whose lives have been transformed by these essential projects.

The webinar will be on Thursday 22nd February from 5:30pm to 6:30pm but if you are not able to listen at that time you can always register for the webinar and then you will be sent the recording so that you can listen to it at a more convenient time.

To register for the webinar just click on this link https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/8462582946392198913 


A Joyful Christmas and a Happy New Year

Rajida from Myanmar arriving in Bangladesh

Rajida from Myanmar arriving in Bangladesh

I would like to wish everyone a joyful Christmas and a happy New Year, and to thank you for all your support to help bring about a fairer and more just world. I hope that we can continue to work together in 2018 and I look forward to seeing you at our Lent fast day briefings.

Best wishes  Jo

A message from Lynda-

“Have a lovely Christmas CAFOD Portsmouth family!  I wish you were all here with me in sunny Oz!  I don’t miss the British weather but I do miss all of you!  Love to you all and your families – Lynda xxxx’