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.
Children in Carlton have been encouraged to bring something in that they want to say thank you for as part of fundraising for CAFOD.
The money raised will go to the CAFOD Harvest appeal
St Mary’s Church are raising money in a variety of ways after 11.15am mass on Sunday October 15.
Everybody is invited to bring something they are thankful for to the mass, with a particular emphasis on children. This could be anything from a tin of food to a football.
There is also an opportunity to bring cakes for a stall after mass which will be run by children.
Pupils from Holy Family High School have also been invited to help out with the fundraising.
As part of volunteers’ week, we spoke to two Leeds volunteers who have dedicated their time towards aid agency CAFOD’s exciting Connect2 campaign.
Connect2 links communities in England & Wales with people in Brazil, Ethiopia, El Salvador, Cambodia and Peru.
The scheme is built on CAFOD’s values of solidarity and partnership, where parishes in the UK are able to stand alongside communities overseas to fight against poverty and injustice.