CAFOD BIG LENT COMMUNITY SPONSORED WALK
SATURDAY 25TH MARCH 2023
Message from All Hallows Catholic High School
As part of our Lent Appeal 2023, we have organised with the local parishes and feeder primary schools of St Teresa’s, St Mary Magdalen’s, St Oswald’s and Our Lady and St Gerard’s, a sponsored community walk. This walk will be to support the work of CAFOD and their Lent appeal, as well as the emergency work they are doing in Turkey and Syria following the devastating earthquake. Big Lent Walks are taking place right across England and Wales this Lent with the challenge of walking 200km throughout the 40 days of Lent. However, we think we can manage this in one big community walk.
To find out more about the work of CAFOD visit their website: https://cafod.org.uk/
Pupils, their families and friends, and parishioners are all invited to join us for our community walk. The 11km walk will begin at St Oswald’s Church, Longton, we will then walk to St Teresa’s Church where they will provide some light refreshments, and we will then walk back to St Oswald’s. Our community event will end with a celebration Youth Mass at St Oswald’s at 5pm. This Youth Mass will involve our pupils taking leading roles in the liturgy and the music. Following the Mass there will be pizza served in St Oswald’s Primary school to celebrate all that we have achieved that afternoon as a community.
We are suggesting a £5 donation per person as an entry fee, which will go to CAFOD but please use the sponsor form attached to collect more sponsorship for the walk. The £5 entry fee and any other donations to our CAFOD Lent Appeal can be paid via our online donation page: https://cafod.enthuse.com/pf/all-hallows-chaplain
This is the second time organising this community event and last year was a great success. It will be great to be able to gather as a community for a fantastic cause once again. We look forward to seeing you there.
Below is the outline of the afternoon’s walk, you are more than welcome to join us for all or part of the walk or the Mass.
1pm: Gather at St Oswald’s Church (parking is available)
1:15pm: Set off to St Teresa’s Church
Approx. 2:45pm: Arrive at St Teresa’s (20 minute stop for light refreshments).
Approx. 4:30pm: Arrive at St Oswald’s.
5pm: Youth Mass.
6pm: Pizza in St Oswald’s School.
Please complete the google form (the link is below) if you plan to attend, and please indicate if you will be walking as a family or if your child will be joining a school group of pupils and staff. This will help us to have an idea of how many to expect and cater for. Please register via this google form: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSeozqAUVFoV9MSvMW9S9rScPQ00OUndAz_RKkVrHyAdRP-- cg/viewform?usp=sf_link