CAFOD supporters all over Liverpool have been fundraising for our Lent appeal; from soup lunches to non-uniform days, parishes and school have been coming together to help communities around the world.
This was definitely the case at Great Crosby Catholic Primary School in Crosby, where on Friday 24 March, the pupils transformed their playground into a Marketplace and raised an incredible £1,500.
The young pupils took part in an ‘own clothes’ day and came up with many enterprising ideas to raise money for the charity.
Some students sold items including books and cakes; whilst others set up competitions from a ‘penalty shootout’ to ‘guess the name of the teddy’. Year six pupils made computer games and charged a small fee for other students to play.
It was not only the students who got involved. Mr Shannon braved the wet sponges and another teacher was sponsored to have his fingernails painted.
Headteacher Mrs Speed, said: “We had a fabulous day and raised over £1,500 for CAFOD, our chosen charity. The children really responded to the CAFOD campaign around small things making a big difference.”
The pupils began their Lent fundraising drive on Ash Wednesday with a special assembly where the young students performed songs, shared their own Lenten promises and presented the story of Florence, a woman from the South African country of Zambia, who was helped by CAFOD partners to set up a fish farm and turn one fish into a whole business.
The money raised by Great Crosby pupils will mean that CAFOD’s partners will be able to continue to support projects around the world.
Ged Edwards for CAFOD Liverpool added: “We would like to say a big thank you to Great Crosby, and everyone in Liverpool who has joined us in transforming communities this Lent. By coming together and adding up all the small things, we can make a massive difference.”