Thank you to the pupils at St Anne’s Catholic Primary School, Whitechapel for Brightening Up the world this Harvest.
Last Friday, local pupils held a fundraising day to help communities across the world grow enough food this Harvest.
Pupils from St Anne’s Catholic Primary School, Whitechapel organised and performed a music concert to parents and friends and used their entrepreneurial skills to make Harvest themed gifts to sell and raise money for Catholic aid agency, CAFOD’s Harvest Appeal.
The school also held a collection of tins and held a bake sale to Brighten Up the lives of young people across the world.
Year 6 teacher, Miss Nottage, said: “We’re celebrating Harvest Fast Day with a wonderful music concert and harvest sale to raise money for CAFOD. Thank you to all the parents, friends and family who have helped us celebrate and raise money for a worthy cause!”
CAFOD is working with communities in the South American country of Bolivia, where in the Altiplano region, nearly 60% of the rural population are living below the poverty line. Unpredictable rains and frequent hailstorms are destroying the crops which the communities rely on.
The charity’s partners are working to provide greenhouses to protect crops and train communities with new farming techniques to help them grow enough crops to feed their families. St Anne’s fundraising will enable CAFOD’s partners to continue working with communities like those in Bolivia.
CAFOD’s representative Nalini Nathan, said:“Harvest Fast Days are a great way of bringing people together and raising an incredible amount of money to help others, so we’d like to say a huge thanks to the pupils at St Anne’s for their generosity.
“Harvest is traditionally a time of abundance, where communities come together and share food. In this time of abundance, it is important that we remember those who are without food and join together, putting our faith into action to help create a fairer world.”
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