On Monday May 15th, CAFOD Schools Volunteer Clara Nickols visited Christ the King Primary school to be presented with a cheque for the funds collected on behalf of the CAFOD for Lent appeal.
The staff and children had used the Lent primary resources provided by CAFOD which included a Lent calendar, suggestions for a Lent assembly and loads of fundraising ideas to grab children’s imagination. These resources enabled them to tell the story of Florence from Zambia and how her life has been transformed by a little fish called Bob.
Clara said about the visit: “It went very well. The pupils know me now and everyone enjoyed my short thank you speech. Dee Higgins, the School Chaplain, made a certificate to give me of the money raised. The school did so well – £1000 raised for CAFOD!
Dee has outlined that the school is interested in the Power to Be assembly and campaign in September and are looking forward to another possible visit from Clara then.
At School of Christ the King Primary, in Filwood Park, Bristol, we have a tradition of Lent fundraising. Every Friday during Lent staff organise a different activity and the money we raise is given to charity. This year we had a penny trail round the playground, a penalty shoot-out, a sponsored obstacle race, a sponsored silence, a cake sale, a name the Easter Bunny competition and an Easter egg raffle.
Celebration Assembly for CAFOD Lent Fast Day Fundraising – Clara Nickols at our assembly to accept our CAFOD cheque
Celebration Assembly for CAFOD Lent Fast Day Fundraising – Clara Nickolls at our assembly to accept our CAFOD cheque
Our families are brilliant supporters of this fundraising drive and we always raise a lot of money. This year, the total was £2100, half of which went to a cancer charity and half to the CAFOD ‘Make a Splash’ campaign. Liz Baldwin from CAFOD came to assembly and told us all about how difficult it can be for people in some parts of the world to get access to clean water.
The fundraising linked very well with some of the work we have been doing, learning about the Corporal Works of Mercy as part of our Year of Mercy studies. We know the money we have raised will be used to ‘visit the sick’ and ‘give drink to the thirsty.’
The photo below shows Clara Nickols Education Volunteer from CAFOD, who attended our celebration assembly to accept our donation, together with Headteacher Matt Condon and pupils from Year 5.
Cheque Presentation to Clara Nickols – CAFOD Education Volunteer
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