Power to Be at St Swithun’s RC Primary

St Swithun's Pupils

Many thanks to St Swithun’s Primary in Portsmouth for welcoming back our fantastic school volunteers Patrick & Isobel Flynn. They came to talk to the children about CAFOD’s new Power To Be campaign.  One in six people are still living without electricity, the hopes of millions of the world’s children are too often a distant dream. Local, renewable energy is usually the cheapest, fastest and most efficient solution to bring power to the poorest communities. It can help families to lift themselves out of poverty, without harming the world we share.

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St Paul’s Primary Portsmouth raise over £170 for the Lent Appeal

Presenting the cheque

Presenting the cheque

Many thanks to St Paul’s Primary for welcoming Patrick and Isobel to their celebration assembly this morning and presenting a cheque for £174.05 for the CAFOD Lent appeal.

Patrick told us” Four members of the School Council told us about the work and talent that went into creating an enormous “Bob” who had just returned to the school having been displayed in the Church throughout the Season of Easter. Scores of “Little Fish” had been made and decorated in a variety of craft skills and techniques. These little fish made up the scales of the Big Fish which reflected the theme of this year’s Lenten Appeal in support of Florence and her community in Zambia.

The decorated fish

The decorated fish

Following the presentation, we were told that fish will be painted on one of the school’s Creation Garden panels as a legacy of their support to Florence and CAFOD and will serve to link their ongoing Corporal Works of Mercy in a quiet, reflective garden. It was a great privilege to be able to thank many parents and guardians as well as the pupils and teachers for their continued support for the work of CAFOD and we asked for their prayers for the communities that are served worldwide”.

The decorated fins

The decorated fins

Many thanks to the children, parents and staff at St Paul’s Primary for your fantastic fundraising for CAFOD.