Vicky is Lay Chaplain at All Saints School in Mansfield
I think we forget how lucky we are to have running water in all of our homes. Not just running water but clean and safe water. This shouldn’t be a luxury reserved for the richer parts of the world. The walk for water campaign is so important for those in our world who have to risk sickness and even death by drinking dirty water, not to mention the fact that they will have had to walk miles to get access to the water. It is our Christian duty to help those less fortunate than ourselves and I can’t think of a better way to spend my time during Lent. I thank CAFOD for putting together such a wonderful way for us to engage with our faith, get ourselves out of the house and be true missionary disciples.
I will be walking anywhere and everywhere! I’m lucky enough to live next to Gedling Country Park so lots of steps there and Blidworth woods is a firm favourite.
Most of my steps will be done walking. Anyone who knows me well, will know that wherever I am, my lovely dog is too. So Sherlock and I will be walking together. I can’t rule out some dancing in the kitchen though, sometimes a particularly favourite dinner deserves a food dance!
CAFOD will always have my support. I am always so inspired by the sheer scope of change that it invokes, from on the ground aid, to raising awareness and very importantly looking for governmental change. There are many reasons that I am proud to be Catholic and the work that CAFOD do is one of those reasons. CAFOD inspires us all to give to others, to stand up for others, to remember that the ‘others’ are actually our brothers and sisters. A wonderful organization that breathes life into ‘Love thy Neighbour’