Pi for the hungry – St Benedict’s maths class raise a hefty sum

A big thank you goes out to Mr Scicinski and his year 9 maths class from St Benedict’s School, Ealing, who recently used their skill with numbers to raise a fantastic £1058 for CAFOD!

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The class raised the money by undertaking a sponsored ‘remember the digits of pi’ event. The winner, a student named Rebecca, successfully memorised an impressive 260 digits, beating the previous school record of 221 which had stood for 8 years.

CAFOD volunteer Maggie Beirne visited the class to collect their generous donation and thank them for supporting CAFOD in such a unique and inventive way. She also explained to them how their contribution would help CAFOD change the lives of people in need around the world.

“It was great,” said Maggie, “I congratulated them on their hard work, the amount of money raised and the ingenuity of the idea and spoke to them briefly about CAFOD and our campaign on food. The pupils seemed interested in hearing about CAFOD’s work and how their donation will help.”

From left: Event organiser Mr Scicinski, winning student Rebecca, CAFOD volunteer Maggie Beirne and student Marcin, who raised the most sponsorship money.

From left: Event organiser Mr Scicinski, winning student Rebecca, CAFOD volunteer Maggie Beirne and student Marcin, who raised the most sponsorship money.

Thanks once again to event organiser Mr Scicinski, Maggie Beirne, the year 9 maths class and all at St Benedict’s for your wonderful contributions to CAFOD. The amount raised is enough to help CAFOD pay for 4 rainwater harvesting tanks to provide clean drinking water to families in Bangladesh, or 200 goats for farmers in Rwanda. 

There are hundreds of fun and innovative ways to raise money for CAFOD. If you need help getting started on your own fundraising ideas, check out CAFOD’s A-Z of fundraising, which you can find on the CAFOD website by clicking here.

If you are planning to organise an event to raise money for CAFOD, or if you have already done so, we’d love to hear about it. Send your stories and pictures to westminster@cafod.org.uk and we’ll let others know how you are supporting CAFOD by featuring them here on our blog.

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