Will you walk for water this Lent?

Will you walk for water this Lent so that someone else doesn’t have to? 

Throughout the diocese this Lent many people will be walking in solidarity and support of others across the world who must walk huge distances to collect clean water. CAFOD is inviting people to ‘Walk for Water’ so that people like Abdella in Ethiopia do not have walk for 10 hours a day to find water for their families.

The Walk for Water challenge is to do 10,000 steps a day throughout Lent to raise awareness and fundraise for our brothers in sisters in poverty around the globe. People of all ages and abilities will be walking, running, hopping, skipping, sliding, jumping, dancing, stamping and stomping their daily steps.

Would you like to join the challenge? Don’t worry if you think you’ll struggle to reach your target, the most important thing is taking part.

Parishioners in Danbury, South Woodham Ferrers, Chelmsford, Billericay, Ongar, Shoeburyness and Upminster are among those who will be taking part. More than a 1,000 people across England and Wales have signed up.

And on Saturday 20 February at 2pm everyone is invited individually, as a family or bubble to take part in CAFOD’s virtual ‘Big Walk for Water’. At this time hundreds of people across dioceses in England and Wales will be walking in solidarity with Abdella and many others like him.

To take part in the Walk for Water challenge you can sign up here https://walk.cafod.org.uk/

If you want to take part in Big Walk for Water on 20 February you can register here https://cafod.org.uk/Fundraise/Organise-an-event/Big-Walk-for-Water You can of course do both if you like!

It’s easy to set up a JustGiving page in which friends and family can sponsor you, but if you need help to do this, contact CAFOD’s representative in the diocese, Chris Driscoll, at [email protected] or call 07776 493162

Please do join CAFOD’s Walk for Water challenge if you can, or perhaps support someone you know who is taking part.