Huge thank you to all that have supported CAFOD through the Big Lent Walk, it has been a real pleasure to walk alongside so many of you as we continue to pray and walk in solidarity with our sisters and brothers around the world.

Your donations throughout the year and in particular at Lent enable CAFOD to continue our long-term programmes to combat extreme poverty, whilst also allowing us to act quickly and respond in times of emergencies, such as the recent earthquake in Turkey and Syria.

I have been so impressed by the schools engagement with the Big Lent Walk, over 70 schools have took part across the Diocese of Hexham & Newcastle. Seeing the students enthusiasm for making a difference is inspiring and I encourage you all to find out more how they have participated and campaigned alongside us.

Thank you once again, wishing you a Happy and Holy Easter.
Mark Maughan – CAFOD Community Participation Co-ordinator.