Rugby Catholics on a mission to bring clean water to third world - The Rugby Observer

Rugby Catholics on a mission to bring clean water to third world

Rugby Editorial 18th Feb, 2016 Updated: 27th Oct, 2016   0

A GROUP of Catholics from Rugby are turning on the taps across the world during Lent.

Rugby Catholics are working to provide clean and safe water across the world as part of this year’s Catholic Agency for Overseas Development (CAFOD) Lent fundraising campaign.

Parishes in the town will be ‘turning on the taps’, while schools are determined to make a splash of their own with a variety of fundraising activities.

Last year the people of Rugby raised more than £4,500 during Lent – and this year, all donations given to CAFOD’s Lent ‘Fast Day’ Appeal are set to be doubled by the government’s Department for International Development up until May.

CAFOD’s representative for Rugby, Julia Hood, said: “Lent Fast Days are such a great way of bringing people together and raising an incredible amount to help others.

“Lent is a time when we look to make a transformation in our own lives. In making this transformation, we aim to see one in the world around us.

“We therefore put our faith into action by ensuring as many people as possible have access to the basic right of safe and clean drinking water.”

It is estimated more than 650 million people are living without access to clean water across the globe.

The money raised will help bring clean water to villages in Uganda, Zimbabwe and the Democratic Republic of Congo by repairing or providing water pumps. It will also fund education in sanitation and the building of latrines.

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