English Martyrs Primary Brighten Up and raise £470

English Martyrs Brighten Up!

English Martyrs Brighten Up!

A HUGE thank you to the pupils, staff and parents from English Martyrs Primary school in Reading for raising the fantastic amount of £470 for CAFOD Harvest fast day. After hearing about CAFOD’s work in El Salvador at a Harvest fast day assembly led by our school volunteer Linda Heneghan the school decided to have a Brighten Up fundraising day where the children could come to school dressed in their brightest clothes, and buy brightly decorated cakes.

Francesca eyeing up the cakes

Francesca eyeing up the cakes

Anton Dworzak, acting headteacher, said of the event: “Many thanks to all the children, parents and staff who supported this year.  It was a fantastic day which we know will help those who truly need it.  Every year we support CAFOD with their valuable work in our communities and around the world to bring social justice to those who most need it.”

Wow what bright colours!

Wow what bright colours!

Linda Heneghan told us “It is my absolute privilege to  be invited into the Catholic Schools in Reading and share with them the work that is being undertaken by CAFOD, as a result of their fantastic  support, to help communities escape poverty. I am always humbled by the  enthusiasm and response of the young people”

Become a School Volunteer and inspire our Young People…

Gift made by a pupil

Gift made by a pupil

A HUGE thank you to a pupil at St Margaret Clitherow Primary, Bracknell who made this lovely gift for our school volunteer Matt White.  Matt has been visiting the school over the last few years to deliver CAFOD  assemblies and workshops and he was delighted with this gift.

Do you have any free time during the week to visit Catholic schools in your local area to inspire and empower children and young people to turn their passion for justice into action. We desperately need primary school volunteers in Portsmouth, Fareham and Gosport areas.  Full training and support is provided for more information contact Jo by emailing portsmouth@cafod.org.uk or call 01252 329385

Fun, Food and Friendship at Portsmouth Cathedral

Good Neighbour Poster

Good Neighbour Poster

 

Many thanks to Maureen Thompson who organised a family celebration for One World Week and sent us this report about the day.

Fun, Food and Friendship

Is this a recipe for Good Neighbours?  We think so!  So that’s what was organised for our Family Celebration as part of this week’s activities for One World week.  

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