Jenny Worthington is a volunteer from the parish of Our Lady, Star of the Sea in Porthcawl and has been a CAFOD supporter for over 20 years.
Last month, Jenny set out on her Camino Walk for CAFOD. She travelled 118 km over 7 days. What an amazing feat! She is raising money for one of CAFOD’s life-changing World Gifts – a health clinic.
The cost of this brilliant gift is £4000 which will pay for the running costs of a life-saving clinic in a remote community. It keeps the clinic stocked with medicines, medical equipment and even provides petrol for the clinic ambulance, giving vulnerable people vital access to much needed healthcare.
Jenny told CAFOD South Wales about her pilgrimage walk:
“It was both mentally and spiritually inspiring. I carried the Romero cross in my pocket all the way and a highlight was attending the Pilgrims’ Mass in Santiago Cathedral.”
Pilgrimage to Santiago has never ceased since the remains of St. James were discovered there. Legend has it that St James’ remains were carried by boat from Jerusalem to northern Spain, where he was buried in what is now the city of Santiago de Compostela.
It was considered one of the most important Christian pilgrimages during the Middle ages and since the 1980s the route has attracted a growing number of international pilgrims.
If you would like to help Jenny in her efforts to get a life-saving health clinic to an extremely remote community, please visit her fundraising page by clicking here.
“On the morning of our flight back I also attended a Mass in English at which we offered prayers for those who work for CAFOD and those who benefit from it worldwide.”
Thank you Jenny – you are an inspiration to us all.