Food Festival for CAFOD at Holy Saviour’s Nelson

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At the end of September this year, the pupils, staff and parents at Holy Saviour’s RC Primary in Nelson held a Food Festival and really put their heart into raising funds for CAFOD’s Harvest Fast Day. The event raised a fantastic £236.86 for the work of CAFOD,which works with partner organisations in over 50 countries worldwide helping those in most need, regardless of their race, gender, religion or nationality.

All the classes at Holy Saviour’s took part from Reception to Year 6 and the food prepared was a flavour of many nations, the countries and corresponding food was as follows:

USA – Hot Dogs

St. Lucia – Fruit kebabs

France – French bread and cheese

Mexico – Mexican wraps

UK – Rice crispie cakes

India – Onion bahjis and lamb kebabs

Italy – Pizza

The onion bahji and lamb kebabs were made in class with the help of two parents, Mrs Rakha and Mrs Variyam.

The food was then thoroughly enjoyed by the pupils and staff.

The money raised could go to help people like Eric, pictured above at the bottom of the poster, who lives in Rwanda, in the town of Kigali. Eric lives with his brothers, sisters and niece; Julienne (19) his oldest sister is in charge of the family, however, all the children work together to look after each other, care for their chickens and farm their little market garden. CAFOD with its partner organisation in Rwanda help families like Eric’s, who lost parents to the war of 1994 and its after effects, such as disease and poverty. CAFOD helps such families to learn new farming skills to cultivate plants and crops to feed themselves and then sell their excess produce at market to earn money to buy essential household goods and pay school fees.

So a big thank you to the Holy Saviour’s community, pupils, staff and parents. You raised a terrific amount to help people like Eric and his family in Rwanda, without funds raised by the Catholic community of England and Wales, CAFOD would be unable to do any of its work in the developing world.

For more information on CAFOD or for information on raising funds for CAFOD’s work visit the website:

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