Help us fight hunger and malnutrition in Zimbabwe this Lent Fast Day.

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Marjorie Henrie, an office volunteer in Southwark volunteer centre, shares what she has discovered about hunger and malnutrition in Zimbabwe after reading the CAFOD Lent Fast Day briefing. She also describes how it inspired her to want to take part in Fast Day in her parish.   

Photo - Thom Flint Marian stands with other members of Chinyama community veg garden with her twomonthold baby girl Talent Marian stands proudly with other members of Chinyama community vegetable garden, holding her two-month-old baby girl Talent.

I was so choked to hear that across the world, malnutrition still kills almost three million children every year! I had absolutely no idea about this.  It is so sad to hear that for children who survive malnutrition, the effects can be long-lasting. Lack of the rightfood can stunt growth and even if children have a good diet in later life, the effects of early malnutrition remain. Imagine…. into adulthood, many undernourished children never reach their full height potential.

It was fascinating then to hear that in…

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EVENT: 45 days to CAFOD Family Fast Day 23 February

Join us to find out more on Saturday 20 January.

Lent Fast Day 2018

Lent Fast Day 2018

Please come and join us at our Lent family fast day briefing on Saturday 20 January to hear a first- hand account 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 briefing will take place on Saturday 20 January from 10am – 12.30pm at St Mary Moorfields, Parish Centre, in the basement, 4-5 Eldon Street, London, EC2M 7LS. Continue reading

CAFOD New Years Resolution

We often make resolutions for the new-year, promises that will improve our lives and those of others. Why not make volunteering for CAFOD your resolution?

CAFOD Westminster OfficeTeam

CAFOD Westminster Office Team

Many of the biggest changes in the world have come from groups of people saying ‘I will’ together. Help us share God’s love by ending poverty. Help us reach everyone in poverty.

We need people in our local Churches raising awareness of poverty and our work to alleviate it. We need people to visit schools, or contact their MPs on issues of importance. We need people to pray for our work. Could you make this your number one resolution?

Could you take up one of these resolutions to change the world? Click on the links to find out more.

  1. Volunteer for CAFOD – In parishes, schools or in many other ways – click here to find out more about volunteering. Perhaps join us for our volunteer meeting on Saturday 20 January?
  2. Pray for the work of CAFOD and our world one day each week.
  3. Make a regular gift to support our work. You can even specifically support our work in emergencies or in your Parish’s Connect2 Community.
  4. Write (or change) your will this year. Could you consider leaving a gift to CAFOD? We have info on how to do this for free.
  5. Use our resources in church with Confirmation, Communion or Children’s Liturgy.
  6. Sign up to receive updates from our Blog.
  7. Campaign with us – raise your voice about issues of injustice.
  8. Hold an event in your community to raise awareness or funds for CAFOD – Use your talents, passions and your imagination. Do what you enjoy, and do it for CAFOD. Our Family Fast Day is a perfect opportunity to do this.
  9. Follow us on Facebook or  Twitter
  10. Become an MP Correspondent – help to ensure that the voices of many of the world’s poorest and most vulnerable people are heard in the corridors of power

Contact us on 0208 449 6970 or westminster@cafod.org.uk and let’s try and make this a happy new year for all. It will be a New Year’s Revelation.

Lord Jesus, come and let your light shine through us so that through our actions we may be salt for the earth, a light in people’s sight and that we might reach out to you in one another, especially those in need.