A year seven class from St Thomas More RC College have raised over £1,000 to help communities around the world to grow crops and receive better nutrition as part of CAFOD’s Lent fundraising campaign.
Pupils from St Thomas More RC College, Denton, raised £1,451 when they organised a whole host of events, including sponsored walks, runs and silences, as well as bake sales for the whole school to enjoy when they were left inspired after a visit from CAFOD education volunteer, Monica.
This Lent, CAFOD is working to combat malnutrition in Zimbabwe by providing seeds and farming training for families and communities so that everyone has enough to eat and all donations to CAFOD’s Lent Appeal, up to £5 million, will be doubled by the UK government up until 12 May.
Ms Hague, a teacher at the college, said: “Our college supports CAFOD alongside other charities every year. CAFOD for our community is the essence of Catholic Social Teachings and so to be a part of the great work they do with the money we help to raise is vital.
“We took part in a workshop led by CAFOD volunteer, Monica, to show us the great projects the money we raise can contribute to.”
CAFOD’s representative in Denton, Ann Wilson, said: “The Lent appeal is such a great way of bringing people together and raising an incredible amount to help others. Well done to all of the children at St Thomas More RC College for their wonderful contributions!”
The funds raised by CAFOD’s Lent appeal will reach an estimated 245,000 people in Zimbabwe, Zambia, and Eritrea and enable communities to grow a better future by providing safe water, supporting communities to plant vegetable gardens and teaching them about good nutrition and hygiene.