CAFOD and SCIAF are the official relief and development agencies of the Catholic Church for England and Wales (CAFOD) and for Scotland (SCIAF), and we are both members of the global Caritas Internationalis family.

We both believe that a green and just world, free from poverty, is possible. We are teaming up this year because we know that working together means that we can make an ever bigger difference.

Our goal: to get thousands of teams or individual walkers all going, getting fundraising in and raising awareness of inequality across the world. Together means big change can happen.

The money you raise by taking part in the Big Lent Walk will enable us to continue fighting global poverty and working through expert local partners to bring real life change to communities overseas.


Your sponsorship can and will change lives. Every £1 raised through the Big Lent Walk will help fight poverty globally in countries like Afghanistan, Colombia, the Democratic Republic of the Congo and South Sudan.

This year these are our focus areas for Lent:

CAFOD's Lent Appeal is helping fishing communities feed their families in Liberia
SCIAF's WEE BOX Appeal is focused on women and girls in Rwanda facing gender-based violence.

Furthermore, CAFOD and SCIAF have a shared project in Ethiopia and we are working together to respond to the devastating food crisis there. Years of drought caused by the climate crisis means families are no longer able to cope, but your support means we are working with people right now, providing them with water, emergency food and healthcare.

With your hard work and sponsorship this Lent, we can change families' lives for good and tell poverty to take a hike.


How would you like to walk? Are you a speed walker, a dog walker or perhaps a walker who enjoys your local area?

Whatever type of walker you are, it's time to join with us and make a difference today.

Join CAFOD and SCIAF for the Big Lent Walk and raise vital funds for communities around the world. Walk 200km wherever you like, and with whomever you like.