Supporters across Cardiff and Menevia dioceses have been doubling their work this Lent to help some of the poorest communities around the world.
Any fundraising will have double the impact after we were awarded UK Aid Match funding for our Lent appeal. This means the UK Government will match pound for pound every donation given during this time up to the value of £5 million.
Kieran O’Brien, CAFOD’s manager said:
“A huge thank you to everyone who has joined in and cut something out or doubled their efforts in order to support others experiencing hardship due to weather related disasters.
“Climate change is hitting people in the poorest and most vulnerable countries the hardest. The people CAFOD works with are experiencing the effects of changes in climate right now – whether it’s typhoons or floods destroying entire communities, or unpredictable seasons for farmers leaving millions hungry.
Our lent appeal this year will help communities in countries across Asia, Africa, and Latin America when natural disasters strike, and support people to rebuild their lives.We will then work with affected communities to put measures in place to lessen the impact the next time an emergency hits – such as a typhoon in the Philippines or a cyclone in Myanmar.
Find out more how you can help CAFOD during Lent by visiting our Lent 2015 page.