St Paul’s Primary Reading Brilliantly Bright for Harvest Assembly!

St Paul's Primary Reading

St Paul’s Primary Reading

Hello to everyone at St Paul’s Primary Reading. You all look amazing in your brightly coloured clothes!  Many thanks  for “Brightening up” and raising the fantastic amount of  £600 for the CAFOD Harvest family fast day .

Harvest Assembly

Harvest Assembly

We hope you enjoyed the Harvest assembly led by Linda Heneghan our School visitor for the Reading Area. Wasn’t it amazing to learn that in 1990 35% of people in our world lived in extreme poverty but today that figure has gone down to 11% !   So your fundraising is making a huge difference to children’s lives around the world.  For example Twalumba from Zimbabwe is now healthy and growing well, thanks to a group funded by CAFOD which teaches new mums about good nutrition and the best foods to grow to keep their children healthy.

Twalumba from Zimbabawe

Twalumba from Zimbabawe

Many thanks to the children, staff and parents for supporting the Harvest family fast day and also thank you to Linda for visiting St Paul’s Primary.



Fantastic Fundraising at St Joseph’s College Prep, Reading.

Harvest assembly at St Joseph College Prep

Harvest assembly at St Joseph College Prep

Wow thank you so much to St Joseph’s College Prep for raising over £1000 for CAFOD’s Harvest fast day appeal. What an amazing amount! After the Harvest fast day assembly given by Linda Heneghan, our CAFOD school visitor for the Reading area, Year 5 were so inspired they decided to create their own assembly and run a variety of stalls to raise money for CAFOD. They organised a range of stalls including a cake stall, book stall, craft stall, guess the number of sweets in the jar and name the huge teddy.

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Many thanks to Year 5 for your fantastic fundraising and to all the staff and parents for your support . Special thanks to Linda for visiting the school and for taking the photos.

Thank You for holding a Soup Lunch on Harvest Fast day

Soup lunch at St Joseph Maidenhead.

Soup lunch at St Joseph Maidenhead.

Many thanks to all our parish volunteers who organised a soup lunch last Friday on Harvest family fast day at these churches :-

St Edmund Campion Bournemouth

Our Lady Immaculate Westbourne

Our Lady Queen of Peace Southbourne

Corpus Christi Wokingham

St Edward the Confessor Chandler’s Ford

St Thomas of Canterbury Cowes Isle of Wight

St Wilfrid’s Ventnor Isle of Wight

St Joseph’s Maidenhead

Patrick from St Joseph’s told me “About 30 parishioners attended the lunch and enjoyed a lovely get-together for a good old chat whilst enjoying their soup and roll. Father John Lee blessed the meal and thanked everyone for their attendance as well as endorsing the excellent work that CAFOD provides in support of communities that strive to support themselves.”

Donna from St Edmund Campion Church  told me “The soup lunch was supported by 40 people and raised £240 with the help of their local Tesco which donated, rolls, tea, coffee and biscuits towards the event.”

Clare from St Edward the Confessor told me that £102.40 was raised at their soup lunch.

 Holding a soup lunch is a great way to be in solidarity with those around the world who do not have enough to eat  or the choice of food that we have. Our family fast days enable us to reflect on how much we have and the choices we can make compared to our brothers and sisters living in poverty around the world.

Soup lunches can also be a great sociable and fun way to raise funds for CAFOD. So please consider holding one for Lent fast day Friday 15th march 2019!

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