The Big Lent Walk

CAFOD invites us to take up the challenge to walk 200 kilometres over the 40 days.

Looking to challenge yourself this Lent? Look no further than CAFOD’s Big Lent Walk challenge.

The Big Lent Walk is for everyone, from all churches, all faiths and none, with families, friends, school children and seasoned ramblers taking part.

The challenge is simple, walk 200km in 40 days. So far, over 300 schools and 100,000 pupils across England and Wales have signed up, which means you’ll be a part of a huge community taking part.

How and when the walk is done is up to everyone and people can walk their own distance as part of their usual routine. For those taking on the 200km challenge, it equals 5km a day over 40 days. 

The challenge is a great way to help in the fight against global injustice and poverty. This year a particular focus is to protect vulnerable communities against the threat of extreme weather.    

The money will help people such as Dristy and her mum Rupali in Bangladesh. Together, they protect nature by building seed beds and planting palm trees to protect crops from flooding and cyclones.    

  • £10 raised can provide four palm trees to protect land from extreme weather    
  • £26 can provide tools and training to build raised beds to protect vegetables from floods    
  • £185 can provide a place on a two-week course: growing food and adapting to extreme weather.    

As soon as an individual signs up, they’ll get sent a fundraising pack. After their first donation, they will receive a pair of Big Lent Walk green laces. If that person raises over £200, they will receive a free gift.  

So, if you want to challenge yourself this Lent, sign up online.

CAFOD is a national agency of Churches Together in England.