This Christmas time keeps surprising us with joyful news. We are so happy to share that 25 children from primary and secondary education in Bury have shared their musical talent at a Christmas concert to raise money for the Gift of Play from CAFOD’s World Gift Catalogue.
In fact, they have raised enough to buy 12 Gifts of Play, which will make a different to children’s lives across the world!
Anna Korzeniewska-Kojder, a music teacher and the organiser of the event, said: “It has been wonderful to see what started as a cosy, yearly gather-round for my students grow into something with a greater purpose. I am very proud of all my pupils who played so well at the concert, and thankful for the great generosity of the public, who raised more than £300.”
It is really encouraging seeing children of such young age sharing their talents, thinking about other children that have been born with different opportunities to them, and the way they can benefit them with their actions. All children should be able to play and grow up happy, that is why the idea behind this ‘gift’ is to provide a creative outlet for the children, which can be vital in stopping them from falling into the clutches of violent gangs.
From CAFOD’s Salford office we want to thank everyone for this magnificent concert, from the youngest pianist playing ‘The Bear Dance’, along with six year old cellist playing ‘Infant Paganini’, to Anna Korzeniewska-Kojder, for organising this event which has raised enough to buy so many Gifts of Play. CAFOD’s local representative in Bury, Ann Wilson, said: “What a talented bunch of young people.” They truly are!
So, if anyone else was thinking in giving a CAFOD’s World Gift this Christmas, remember that the deadline for ordering your gift to arrive for Christmas is the 21st of December at noon.
Find out more about World Gift or make your order.
We wish you all the best and a wonderful Christmas.
Written by CAFOD volunteer, Estefania Gonzalez