During Lent the children and staff of Ss John Fisher & Thomas More RC High School in Colne raised a terrific amount of money for the vital work of CAFOD around the world. The need for fundraising has been brought into the media spotlight with the recent devastating earthquake in Nepal, with the emergency being further compounded by a second major earthquake on Tuesday.
The children and staff of Fisher More raised £1,600 for the work of CAFOD by holding various fundraising activities around school, which included delicious cake sales, sponsored silences (greatly appreciated by the school staff) and other sponsored events. The money raised will be matched by the UK Government under its “UK Aid Match” fundraising scheme, where for every £1 raised the government will match it with another £1, therefore, the £1,600 raised will become £3,200! Well done Fisher More! Dominic Aunger, CAFOD Salford Education Volunteer, was delighted to receive the cheque on behalf of CAFOD and thanked the children for their fantastic fundraising efforts telling them how their money would be spent helping those most in need in emergency situations like the one in Nepal.
If you’ve been inspired to raise funds for CAFOD’s work, visit the CAFOD website for great fundraising ideas: