An eleven-year-old chatterbox from Alton School in Hampshire has managed to stay quiet for 24 long hours as part of a wider school effort to raise funds for CAFOD’s Lent Family fast day.The Year six pupil decided to do the 24-hour sponsored silence as he was keen to raise money for charity… and his friends and teachers all agreed that this would be a challenging way to help! He raised more than £120 which will transform the lives of people around the world who are living in poverty.
When able to speak again he told us “It feels really good to know that I’ve helped someone in need. I feel I have accomplished something really worthwhile.”
Pupils from all ages across Alton School have been getting involved in fundraising for CAFOD, raising more than £1,000 by holding non-uniform days, giving up their phones and eating simple soup lunches together.
Alton School’s Deputy Head of Pastoral, Carl Bingham, added: “I’m very proud of our wonderful pupils, who work hard all year round to raise funds for good causes. We are a Catholic school with an emphasis on personal faith, tolerance, service, friendship and respect for others so CAFOD is particularly close to our hearts.”
“What an impressive effort from all of the pupils at Alton School. Their generosity is a lifeline for women, men and children all over the world. Thank you so much for your compassion this Lent!” Jo