This year the Fast Day takes place on Friday 23rd February. Fast, if you are able, or give up a meal in solidarity with the poor. The money you save can be donated to CAFOD’s appeal. Gift envelopes will be available at the church today and the collection will be taken up on the following Sunday, the 25th. Help is desperately needed; for example, over 600,000 Rohingya refugees have crossed into Bangladesh from Myanmar to escape persecution and death. They face infectious diseases such as diphtheria and starvation. CAFOD and Caritas Bangladesh are providing as much aid as they can. Your efforts can help them do more.
All donations to CAFOD will be match funded/doubled by the Government up to £5 million from 13th February to 12th May this year. Please give what you can and please fill in the Gift Aid section on the envelope if you are a UK tax payer.