The Coventry community join together for Lent

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The Lent Appeal will help to provide clean and safe water across the world.

Over Easter, we have seen an amazing amount of fundraising happening to help to provide clean and safe water across the world.

One example of community spirited fundraising are the Christian churches in the Earlsdon and Chapelfields areas of Coventry. For many years, the churches have teamed up to raise money for Christian charities over the Lent period.

CAFOD volunteer Paul McGowan who has been involved in the fundraising for many years said:

“I have been a CAFOD supporter for many years, and like most people I see this as an expression of our Christian obligation to meet the needs of the poor. It is a bonus to be able to do so in cooperation with our brothers and sisters across the denominations.”

“The Christian churches in the Earlsdon and Chapelfields areas of Coventry have a long experience of working together. Every Lent, we organise a simple lunch on Tuesdays, consisting of soup, cheese and bread.

“Each church takes it in turn to provide the lunch. We usually raise about £500 by doing this, which is normally divided equally between Christian Aid and CAFOD.

“This year, because of the match-funding arrangement with the government, we have agreed to donate all proceeds to CAFOD’s appeal. We have done this in the past, and it is another example of how our good relations enable us to increase the impact we would otherwise have.”

Thanks to the generosity and fundraising efforts across the country including the help of Coventry Parishioners we have already raised more than £3.5 million for the Lent appeal, which will be matched by the UK Government’s Department for International Development.

You can still donate to the Lent Appeal until May 9.

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