Vita et Pax Primary School continue their fundraising success!

Vita et Pax Primary school, Cockfosters continue their success in fundraising for CAFOD!

A big well done and thank you to the staff and students at Vita et Pax primary school, Cockfosters. The School raised an amazing £528 during Lent for CAFOD!

The students got very creative with fundraising this time around by being paid to do chores at home such as washing up and cleaning.

CAFOD would also like to thank Mrs Archer for showing the students the CAFOD film about the little fish and Florence at the start of Lent and how hard people in Zambia have to work. Watch the CAFOD film below:

Thank you once again to Vita et Pax primary school, keep up the great work!

Chiltern Chamber Choir Fundraising Success

Well done to the Chiltern Chamber Choir, the concert was lovely!

Thank you to the Chiltern Chamber Choir and all those that attended the concert held on the 11 May. Through the evening of sacred song the choir was able to raise over £1000 for CAFOD, thank you!

Chiltern Chamber Choir

Chiltern Chamber Choir

During the course of the evening the choir, comprised of 50 people, sang sacred music which spanned the centuries.  The music ranged from pieces such as Crucifixus by Antonio Lotti (1667-1740) to 20th century choral music from composers such as Benjamin Britten.  The director of music is Adrian Davis, who founded the choir over forty years ago, and the organist Jonathan Lee.

The money raised from the concert will help those living in extreme poverty to reach their full potential, regardless of religion or culture, by equipping them with the skills and opportunities to live with dignity, support their families and give something back to their communities. Find out more about the communities CAFOD works with across the world.

CAFOD supporter and organiser of the evening, Mary Harris, said: “We in the choir are fortunate enough to live in a part of the country where we want for little, so to be able to give a little to those with far greater needs through singing is both a privilege and a joy.  I am extremely grateful to Adrian Davis, our director, and Jonathan Lee, our organist, as is Father John.”

CAFOD representative in Berkhamsted, Tony Sheen, said: “It is a wonderful testament to the generosity of the people of Berkhamsted, and the parishioners of Sacred Heart, that they were able to raise such a fantastic amount of money just from donations.  A huge thank you to the Chiltern Chamber Choir, Adrian, Jonathan and Mary for all the hard work and effort they put in to making the evening a success.”

Thank you once again to everyone involved in the concert, it was truly a delightful evening.

Our Lady of the Rosary Catholic Primary Fundraising

Our Lady Of the Rosary Catholic Primary raise over £1,100 for CAFOD!

Thank you to all the staff and students at Our Lady of the Rosary Catholic Primary, Staines for getting ‘active’ for CAFOD.

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Year 2 “Scooterthon”

Every class in the school did something different to raise money .Reception built up scales on their Big Fish as tickets were bought for a raffle. Year 1 baked biscuits and cakes and sold them. Year 2 held a sponsored “scooterthon”. Year 3 had guess the name of an Easter bunny. Year 4 held a “danceathon”. Year 5 ran a sponsored fitness session and Year 6 held a fair – inspired games day..

A big THANK YOU also  to CAFOD Schools Volunteer Jo Hodgson who visited the school during Lent to tell pupils the story of Florence from Zambia and how her life has been transformed by a little fish called Bob and then returned to collect their generous cheque for £1,120.

Would you like CAFOD to visit your school, contact the CAFOD Westminster Office for more information:
Telephone: 0208 449 6970
Email: wschoools@cafod.org.uk

If you have been inspired by Our lady of the Rosary, you too can fundraise for CAFOD, here are some great ideas to get you started!