Caring students in charity boost
Kind-hearted pupils from a Bamber Bridge school have been giving up treats to help improve the lives of people across the globe.
The students from Brownedge St Mary’s Catholic High School organised a host of activities to help swell funds as part of international development charity CAFOD’s Lent appeal.
Special events ranged from assemblies to non-uniform days to raise awareness.
Pupils also ditched their usual break-time snacks of bread and bagels for a healthier alternative of fruit in an act of solidarity with schoolchildren in Zimbabwe – one of the countries this year’s Lent Appeal focuses on.
Between them the school has raised £1,500 and, all donations to CAFOD’s Lent Appeal, up to £5m, will be doubled by the UK Government until May 12.
CAFOD is working to combat malnutrition in Zimbabwe by providing seeds and farming training for families and communities so that everyone has enough to eat.
Carmel Wanless, the school’s chaplain, said: “At Brownedge St Mary’s, we focus on five key ways we can share God’s love – through kindness, hope, patience, justice and courage – and all of our school family have demonstrated these Gospel values through their fund-raising and by raising awareness.”