Students from the CAFOD group at Cardinal Heenan Catholic High School have been leading by example and have raised over £3,000 to support CAFOD’s work with some of the poorest communities across the world, including those affected by the Ebola outbreak.
The students raised money during Advent by inspiring their fellow students with different events including a Frozen sing-a-long, costing participants 50p, as well as a Tombola with Fairtrade prizes donated by students from the group.
Ben Oldham, the manager of CAFOD Leeds said, “It is overwhelming to accept a cheque for this amount. Not only have the students worked hard to fundraise, they have also been wonderfully generous with their own time and money by organising the events and donating the prizes themselves. They are an inspiration to others”.
The group aren’t stopping here. They are currently planning their activities for Fairtrade Fortnight so keep an eye out in the North Leeds parishes at the end of the month and please support the students by purchasing products from their stalls.
If you would like to know money about fundraising within your school for CAFOD please contact the CAFOD Leeds office firstname.lastname@example.org