Two inspirational schoolchildren from the Archdiocese of Liverpool have recently used their initiative to raise money for CAFOD by taking on a ten-kilometre walking challenge.
The sisters, Grace and Olivia, aged six and ten respectively, raised an impressive £90 in sponsorship money for CAFOD after they learned about the work of the charity in their lessons at school.
Their challenge saw them walking over tough terrain and through a forest to reach their destination, Carr Mill Dam.
Olivia, aged ten, said: “Our favourite part of the day was having lots of fun throwing berries at our dad! It was really muddy and slippy but we walked with our mum and dad.
“We’re really happy that we did it because we know that we are helping others.”
The headteacher of their school, Mrs Carter, added: “We are extremely proud of Olivia and Grace who have shown initiative and determination to help others less fortunate than themselves.”
CAFOD’s local representative, Ged Edwards, added: “What a brilliant show of solidarity from Grace and Olivia! To be acting with such compassion at such a young age is incredible and we’re so grateful for their support.
“Their actions will help to transform the lives of other children who live in the poorest communities across the world. Well done to you both!”