Following on from the success of CAFOD’sWalk for Water‘ and ‘Walk Against Hunger‘, they are now able to announce their next campaign, ‘The Big Lent Walk‘.

The Big Lent Walk

Challenge yourself, your school and your parish to take on The Big Lent Walk by coming together over the 40 days of Lent to help raise money for our sisters and brothers all over the world to overcome poverty. Walk in solidarity and explore the wonderful surrounding the Diocese of Hexham and Newcastle has to offer, from a pilgrimage to Holy Island, along the River Tyne, by the coast or around the Angel of the North.

Sign up now, either on your own, as a parish, club or school: The Big Lent Walk – Cafod.

Last year we had amazing support from a range of schools doing laps of their playground or at the local athletics tracks, whilst parishes organised walks through their community usually followed by either a soup lunch or Mass. All ideas are welcome, please get in touch with CAFOD Community Participation Co-ordinator Mark Maughan for more information by email: or mob: 07779 804243.

Your continued support of CAFOD is so greatly appreciated. The funds raised throughout Lent are what help CAFOD react in times of emergency and allow us to send vital funds to support those who need it most, whilst enhancing the projects that are already changing millions of lives all around the world. Thank You!

Why take on the Big Lent Walk?

Dristy and Rupali’s story

This Lent CAFOD is supporting families with the skills and tools they’ve asked for to fight the climate crisis.

In Bangladesh, 14-year-old Dristy and her Mum Rupali are building seed beds and planting palm trees to protect their crops from flooding and cyclones.

It’s not right if I always have food on my table, yet my neighbour barely has anything to eat. I will stay well, I will keep my environment well, and I need to fight to help the people who are around me too. When they are all in a good place, the entire village will be in a good place.


Dristi with her mother working in the vegetable garden.


Sign up now for the Big Lent Walk to help families grow in strength to fight the climate crisis.