Children in Carlton gathered together to say thank you for their lives and lead fundraising for communities in need across the world.
Children displayed what they were thankful for at the mass
Parishioners young and old at St Mary’s Church raised money in a variety of ways before, during and after mass on Sunday October 15 for CAFOD.
Everybody was invited to bring something they are thankful for to the mass, with a particular emphasis on children. The items ranged from a tin of food to a scooter and were all displayed at mass.
A cake stall run by children from the parish was held after mass, raising an impressive £58.80. Many pupils from Holy Family High School helped out with the fundraising and a further £78.68 was raised by their ‘harvest produce’ stall.
Students from the school also brought along harvest boxes with tins and packets of food to be distributed to the local food bank and to pensioners in the area.
A Bradford primary school had fun wearing strikingly bright colours for a day to raise money for communities across the world.
Staff and pupils all wore bright colours for CAFOD
Staff and pupils at St Cuthbert’s and the First Martyrs’ School all paid a pound to wear exuberant outfits to raise money for CAFOD’s Brighten Up Harvest Fast Day appeal.
The school raised £216 for the appeal, which this year is focusing on helping communities like those in El Salvador, where farming is the dominant profession but the land is often difficult to grow food on.
Many farmers in the South American country use substandard seeds that only last one harvest and cannot cope with pests.
Are you interested in supporting CAFOD in your parish?
Would you like to know more about how your community can help others most in need?
Come along to this informal gathering and Harvest Briefing session where you will meet with CAFOD supporters and volunteers to share ideas about how you and your parish can help CAFOD Partners through prayer, fundraising and campaigning during harvest.
Bring along a friend, refreshments and resources will be provided.
For more information, please contact either Bronagh or Joanne on (0113) 275 9302 or email@example.com
DATE: Wednesday 27th September, 2pm
VENUE: Keighely Catholic Centre, Spring Gardens, Keighely, BD20 6LH