Thank you to the students and staff at St Columba’s College, St Albans, for once again showing their dedication to CAFOD with a fantastic sponsored bike ride! Year 10 student Ruairi writes:
‘On Saturday, 28 June 2014 a group made up of year 9 and 10 students, plus 4 teachers from St. Columba’s college put on their CAFOD vests to raise much needed funds and raise local awareness for the work of this charity. This was a 45 KM bike ride across the Hertfordshire countryside. For those who are not familiar with the route, the bike road consists of country lanes, pathways, derelict railway lines and streams.
We began our bike ride at St. Columba’s College on a bright sunny morning with all boys in great spirits. The year 9s were very excited to get going as they had no idea of the route and what had been organized for them. This is a huge test of fitness and endurance, but the determination of all the boys helped everyone through the hardest parts of the journey. By the time we arrived back at school we were all surprisingly still in good spirits and all boys had a huge sense of personal achievement in completing this challenging ride and successfully raising £600 for CAFOD.’
Getting involved with CAFOD, whether through fundraising or campaigning, is a great way for young people to really make a difference to the lives of people in developing communities around the world, while gaining skills and experiences they can carry through into later life. To arrange for a CAFOD volunteer to visit your school or youth group this Harvest, contact CAFOD Westminster on 0208 449 6970 or firstname.lastname@example.org.