We would like to thank everyone for all the hard work over the last few days for the East Africa Crisis appeal, it is off to a great start thanks to your speedy responses; nationwide we have received £757k to date.
Click here to watch a one-minute video from our Head of Parish Participation and Volunteering Group, Jo Kitterick, with a thank you message for our supporters and volunteers.
Do you know what your money could buy?
£25 could provide a month’s supply of life-saving peanut paste to a malnourished child
£60 could provide clean drinking water for two families for a month
£100 could provide supplies to a clinic treating severely malnourished children for a week.
In South Sudan alone, 4.9 million people – more than 40 per cent of the country’s population – urgently need food, and nutrition assistance. In many places, such as South Sudan, the crisis has been exacerbated by conflict and economic collapse.
We are already working with our local Church partners on the ground, who are providing vital aid to communities affected by hunger and drought.
Ursuline Catholic Primary School in Blundellsands recently raised £1000 for CAFOD’S East Africa appeal and presented the cheque at their Harvest Celebration on Friday 14th October 2011. Margaret McParland accepted the cheque on behalf of CAFOD from Mr
Mark McQueen, the Headteacher. The children from Year 2 led the Harvest Celebration for pupils and parents of the school. In excess of 60 food parcels were collected and donated to the ‘Bosco Project’ in Bootle for those in need. The children also organised a SPONSORED SCAVENGER HUNT which all the children in the school took part in – hunting for 30 small everyday items e.g.a piece of string, shells, safety pins etc.
This was thoroughly enjoyed by the pupils and helped to raise the magnificent sum of £1000 for the East Africa Appeal.
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In this issue, we have all the photos from the CAFOD cup tournament involving 8 local Catholic primary schools. We also have all the photos from Odette Kayirere’s recent visit to Liverpool. Plus all the latest news from our parishes, schools and campaigns in the region. Happy reading……
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…..A MESSAGE FROM TWO PUPILS AT ALL HALLOWS HIGH SCHOOL IN PENWORTHAM WHO RECENTLY RAISED MONEY FOR THE EAST AFRICA CRISIS APPEAL….
“When we heard about the famine happening in Africa, and we saw the destruction happening on the news, we wanted to do something about it. We thought why should we sit here and just think about it, while eating our plateful of food, when we could help? As we have lots and others have nothing- it just isn’t fair!
So when the idea was proposed to us to donate £1 per person we rose to the challenge. Our head of year had promise that if we raised £100 then she would donate £25 and if we ever raised £200 she would donate £50. Day after day the pennies and pounds were placed in a jar and after about 4 days the jar was full. However the money continued to pour in. Throughout the last 2 weeks of Year 8 everyone was throwing everything into raising as much money as we possibly could. There were several cake sales and many other stalls with things all dedicated to the amazing work of CAFOD.
Maybe the most challenging and surprising activity that took place was Lucy Ray and Izzy Varey taking part in a sponsored silence. Maybe you had to know us to understand how difficult it was for us, what if I said that teachers were throwing £5 notes at us for the chance to keep us quiet for the day! In the end, we both succeeded in keeping silent for an entire day. Just between us, our efforts raised £150! We were very proud to hand the money in as we had wanted to make a change to the world.
On our final assembly a guest from CAFOD came to speak to us. The school handed over a cheque for a grand total of £945, and we knew that all our efforts had paid off.”