Fast Day

The very first Family Fast Day was held on Friday 11 March 1960, when volunteer members of the National Board of Catholic Women raised £6,673.00 for a Dominica mother and baby clinic.

Volunteers helped to found CAFOD and remain at the heart of our work at Fast Day. 

Harvest Fast Day 2016: Friday 7 October 

Are you a parish volunteer?

You'll receive your Fast Day pack at the beginning of September.

Let us know now if you would like fewer or more of any of our resources, by emailing or by calling 0300 011 5680.

If you have funds raised from Lent Fast Day that you need to send to us, you can now pay in your collection money online!

Would you like to become a parish volunteer?

Parish volunteers take the lead in organising CAFOD’s Fast Day appeals by holding a special collection after Mass. We provide posters and a how to guide as well as collection envelopes and can help you arrange to have a volunteer speaker.

Our parish volunteers are key to the success of Fast Day and allow us to raise as much as possible for our essential work with those living in poverty.

You can sign up today using our online sign up form, or contact the CAFOD volunteer centre in your area for more information.

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