A very big thank you for your exceptional generosity in response to the CAFOD Lent appeal. The government matched funding scheme – which will double donations that CAFOD receives up to 17 May – has really caught the imagination of Catholics across England and Wales.
The generosity of people in parish Fast Day collections and direct donations to CAFOD will make a huge difference to the lives of many people who suffer most from the effects of extreme poverty and injustice, and particularly the access to clean and safe water. At a time when the price of essential commodities such as food has risen dramatically in many of the poorest countries the value of the pound against other currencies has dropped. This means that the cost of supporting those in need has increased significantly. That is why the care and concern shown by our Catholic community is particularly needed and especially appreciated this Lent.
Many thanks for all the support you show for the work of CAFOD when so many demands are made of your time. Without the support and encouragement of volunteers and supporters we would not be able to do our work.