The sun shone for our annual family walk at Hanningfield Reservoir, walking in solidarity with the 1 in 8 around the world who go to bed hungry each day.
We had a great turnout of young families (and the not so young!) making the most of the warm sunshine and enjoying the beautiful landscape that surrounds the reservoir. The 2k walk takes us through the nature reserve, passing a lovely display of bluebells. There were nesting mallards and sightings of a few woodland creatures making the most of the weather.
Earlier in the day we had laid a treasure trail of clues for a quiz on Sierra Leone, the focus country for CAFOD’s Lent fundraising. The children enjoyed spotting the diamonds hanging from the trees and filling in their quiz sheet – with the promise of a small gift at the end.
There was a family picnic and games for the children – one of the games encouraging lots of worms to find their way to the surface of the grass and all games stopped for some investigation! Thank you to Katharine (Youth Worker at Our Lady of Lourdes parish in Wanstead) for leading the games and to Joshua for his help on the day.
It was then time to make the return journey through the woods.