Pupils from across the Archdiocese of Cardiff (including Menevia & Herefordshire) have given up some of their favourite things this Lent to help communities around the world who have been affected by climate change, as part of this year’s Give It Up Lent fundraising campaign.
In assemblies presented by our wonderful school volunteer team, children heard about the challenges that Mahinur and her family in Bangladesh are facing.
Mahinur lives by a river with her husband Khalek and 12-year-old son Rabiul, who both have disabilities. She relies on fishing in the river to support her family, but last year it dried up and all the fish died.
The fish have not returned. Some days the family just drink water for dinner. This is not right. God has given enough resources on this planet for everyone.
No one should go hungry. So how how to inspire children to recognise need and to be motivated to help?
The idea is a simple one: choose something, give it up and donate the money saved to CAFOD. Continue reading