St Columba’s score a hat-trick for charity!

A huge thank you to everyone at St Columba’s College, St Alban’s, who recently took part in a Sponsored Penalty Shootout fundraising event!


The event, which was organized in conjunction with Watford Football Club, took place on Thursday, 13th February at the school on King Harry Lane. A hundred boys took part in the event, helping to raise over £3000!

All proceeds were split between Watford FC’s Community Sports and Education Trust and CAFOD. The school has long been a strong supporter of CAFOD, and their fundraising has helped make an enormous difference in some of the poorest communities in the world.


St Columba’s student Martin scored the most penalties and received the overall winner’s trophy, while Connor received a signed Watford shirt as the top fundraiser in the school. All boys raising over £30 received a free football from Watford FC and top scorers received medals.

Mr S Leadbetter, Assistant Deputy Head, said “This was a great event for the boys. We were so pleased to raise so much money for two very good and different charities and thank all supporters for their generosity. It was a great whole senior school event”.


Thanks again to everyone at St Columba’s for the great work. With summer coming up, sporting events like this are an excellent way to have fun, get fit, and raise money for people in need. Why not sign up to Pedal Against Poverty with CAFOD Westminster this May? For more details, or to book places, contact us on 0208 449 6970 or, or visit

With the World Cup coming up later this year, now is a fantastic time to find out more about how sport can be used to aid development. CAFOD representatives are ready to visit your school or youth group with a range of games, activities and presentations to show just how important sport can be. Contact CAFOD Westminster on 0208 449 6970 or to arrange a visit.

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