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Thank you for taking part in Lent Family Fast Day! Harvest Family Fast Day will be on Friday 4th October. 

James told us that when his family had no food, he faced a terrible choice: stay home and stay hungry or put everything on the line to go out onto the water in his small canoe. Five fishermen a month – many he called ‘brothers’ – were dying in storms at sea. Just like him, they couldn’t afford the life jackets, compasses and other equipment they needed to stay safe at sea and get a good catch.

So however you got involved, we want to thank you for your support this Lent. With your generosity, we can keep helping hardworking people like James return home safely and feed their families for good.

Lent Fast Day resources

Share our short talk

Share with your parish the inspirational story of a fisherman battling the elements to feed his family and the amazing work of those who helped him get home safely.

Download the Parish appeal film

Hear from James himself about how CAFOD's support has helped fishermen in his community to keep providing for their families and share their story with our special parish appeal film.

Community lunches

Have a community lunch at home with friends, family, colleagues or in your parish. Check out our recipes from around the world here!

CAFOD online shop

Visit our online shop to order fundraising resources like posters, collection boxes and lanyards.

Contactless fundraising

Contactless for CAFOD

Make donating as easy as tapping a card by signing up for a contactless account with CAFOD. Order a card reader device now or give it a try first with the new 'Tap to Pay' function. You can be set up in minutes and start collecting donations using just your phone!

Find out more by visiting our contactless webpage or get in touch with us at contactless@cafod.org.uk for additional questions and support.

Resources for families and schools

Lent prayer resources

Find prayer resources for all ages and pray with us this Lent as we come together in hope of a brighter future.

Lent resources for children

At home, at school or in your parish, get the kids involved with prayer and fundraising resources designed for children.

Fundraising tools and advice

CAFOD online shop

Visit our online shop to order fundraising resources like posters, collection boxes and lanyards.

How to pay in your fundraising

Advice on how to send us the donations you worked so hard to raise using our website, or by post, phone or bank transfer.