Fasting and Lent
What is Lent?
Lent is an event in the Christian calendar, which is
observed in the lead up to Easter. It begins on Ash
Wednesday*, and lasts for 40 days.
During this time Christians will abstain* from
something, as a way to imitate Jesus’ sacrifice on the
Cross, and his withdrawal into the desert.
People may also take up something as well.
What sort of things may people give up at Lent?
Chocolate and Sweets
Fizzy Drinks
Bad Habits
What would you give up for Lent?
What sort of things may people
take up during Lent?
Healthy Eating
Random Act of
Read more
Learn a new
What would you take up during
Activity: Make an African Lenten Tree
Over Lent your class will have lots of activities to do.
When a task is complete, you hang it on your Lenten
Tree as part of a display.
For Christians, Fasting (taking up/giving up something is
a time to reflect on Jesus’ teachings and how they live
their lives.
Taking up the Live Below the Line Challenge is an
opportunity for anybody to experience something of the
lives of people who live in poverty, and take action by
What is Live Below the Line?
Live Below the Line is an awareness and
fundraising campaign, challenging individuals and
communities to eat and drink on £1 a day.
By taking part in LBTL, you are shining a light on
the 1.2 billion people living in extreme poverty, on
just £1 a day.
In 2015, schools across the country will take part in
Live Below the Line by eating and drinking on £1 for
one whole day.
Can you help Send a Cow to change lives?
Take up the Live Below the Line challenge and
raise money for our Burundi campaign.
Burundi is the hungriest country in the world.
Families here have been living on much less for a
Hunger ultimately means loss of life - and of all
hope for any kind of meaningful future.
Send a Cow: Burundi
With the money you raise we can start to end hunger
in the country one family, one community at a time.
It raise means we can get into the heart of these
communities and, within months, see them growing
enough food to feed their families.
For every £100 you raise we will support a group to
set up an allotment to grow fruit and veg to feed
their families and sell.
And for every person helped, a further 9 benefit,
spreading the impact of the money you raise still
Crucially, your support will mean people feel
valued, not forgotten. This is the spark. When a
person feels valued they believe they can take
the livestock and the knowledge we provide and
shape their own future. It starts with an appetite
for change. We simply provide the means to
make that happen.
Will you help us?

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