Last Friday, our Havant-based school volunteer Maureen Thompson visited St Peter’s Primary School in Waterlooville, to thank all the children who had brilliantly fundraised for CAFOD at Harvest – raising an impressive total of £943.71!
Maureen sent us a lovely report of her visit – with details of the various great ways in which the children fundraised!
“On visiting St Peter’s school this morning, I was invited to join year 5’s lovely assembly on London. Within half an hour, the children had taken us on a whirlwind tour of all their favourite sites following a three day trip to the capital.
I was invited to join the assembly to collect a cheque for a fantastic £943.71 for CAFOD’s Harvest Fast Day appeal. I was there to say a great big thank you on behalf of the families and children whose lives will be transformed by the children’s hard work and generosity.
At Harvest, every year group got together and decided how they wanted to help families in other countries by selecting World Gifts – and then planning their own fundraising project.
After the assembly, I visited classes individually to find out in more detail what they had been up to – lots of fun ideas!
Year 1 dressed up as fairy tale characters and got sponsored to wear the clothes at school. They chose to spend their money on piglets.
Year 2 made hats at home covered in fruit and vegetables and tried to keep them on their heads for a whole day at school. They would like their fundraising to go towards a vegetable plot.
Year 3 decided they wanted to help train a vet and a farmer and so got sponsored to dress up as farmers and vets for the day.
Year 4 got sponsored to come to school in their pyjamas and slippers for the day to raise money again for a vegetable plot, but also for a water pump.
Year 5 decided to have a sponsored skipping competition and year 6 got paid double for their own non-uniform day. They also collected change in a large Piggy Bank in their classroom. They hope CAFOD will use the money to train more vets and buy a couple of piglets.
Thank you again to all the children and their families for your generosity to help CAFOD reach out across the world. We look forward to seeing your World Gift display”.
It was great to hear about the children’s creativity – the above fundraising ideas are truly inspirational!
A big thanks to Maureen for saying thanks on our behalf, to the Headteacher Mrs Phillips and all the staff at the school for supporting the initiative, and of course to all the children who worked so hard!!! Well done everyone! 🙂