Fenella would like to say a huge ‘Thank You’ for all the support she received from parishioners for the Walk Against Hunger. Thank you so much for your sponsorship. Together we raised £1,239.00 for hungry children. Very many thanks!

She writes: “Just to let you know that my final total money raised on CAFOD’s Walk Against Hunger for Hungry children is £1209.00. I am tremendously grateful for all the support from parishioners and others which has kept me going and made it all worthwhile.”

If you haven’t yet sponsored Fenella, it’s not too late: just go to her JustGiving page.

You can read more about CAFOD’s Walk Against Hunger campaign on their website

Lombeh’s story

Lombeh, the third child of Amie and Borbor, was malnourished. She was so tiny that a bracelet her mother Amie bought for her at the time now fits round her thumb. Amie and Borbor left no stone unturned to find help, but to no avail. Amie saw a group of new mothers coming along the road, their babies all healthy, and asked where they had come from. They told her about the Sisters. Amie went straight there. Even though they feared there was no hope for little Lombeh, they gave her benny mix – a local weaning food. Lombeh immediately began to improve. Now, aged five, Lombeh is a lively and energetic little girl, who can’t believe the stories her mother tells her about when she was a baby.”

How can your sponsorship help?

£12 can buy ingredients to make a highly nutritious sesame seed paste so a new mum can help her malnourished child grow big and strong

£20 can fund expert nutrition and healthcare classes for new mums and dads in rural communities

£200 can feed ten malnourished children sesame paste for a week, helping them grow big and strong

£500 can provide an entire community with pepper seeds for planting season

£600 can help local experts deliver a highly effective door-to-door campaign in rural communities, training people in proper sanitation, hygiene and nutrition