Vox Pop: Have you given anything up for Lent, and if so, what?


Reporter Victoria Bull asked those out and about in Hemel Hempstead’s Henry Wells Square their thoughts on Lent.

Michael Hazell, Grovehill: ‘I haven’t given up anything for Lent - I never do. It just seems pointless to me.’

Timothy Nyakuyedzwa, Grovehill: ‘No, I don’t take part in Lent specifically, but I have been cutting down on chocolate. It was almost an addiction!’

Margaret Wyatt, Grovehill: ‘I am a Jehovah’s Witness and we don’t celebrate Lent. Anyone can give up anything at an y time – it’s self control – why should we have a certain time to do it?’

Claire Thompson. Grovehill: ‘I did Lent when I was youngerbut at that age it was my mother’s influence, and it was to stop things like biting my nails. I don’t drink an awful lot and I don’t smoke, so I don’t give anything up.’

Kojo Bonti-Amoako, Grovehill: ‘You decide something and two days or weeks down the road, you change it. If you make a decision, that’s OK, and if you don’t follow it, that’s OK too. We must have courage to say, I’m human.’