Students plan to help the poor

Kind-hearted youngsters from Stonyhurst College are hoping their latest fund-raising efforts will provide resources, training and education for Zambian families.

Thursday, 23rd March 2017, 9:27 am
Updated Friday, 24th March 2017, 10:43 am
St Mary's Hall pupils at Stonyhurst are raising money for Cafod

The Year Four pupils at St Mary’s Hall held an assembly to tell the rest of the school about their plan to help aid agency CAFOD’s annual Lent fund-raising campaign.

The pupils hope their ‘Splash of Purple’ day will raise £558, which canbuy three fish ponds for Zambian communities. These ponds will enable them to turn one fish into a business and provide with an income to support their families.

Last year, after an assembly about CAFOD’s work in Bolivia, pupil Alicia Mae donated her birthday money to buy a greenhouse so a family could grow crops.

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Stephen Burrowes from CAFOD said: “Inspired by Alicia Mae’s kindness, I put all my spare change in CAFOD collection boxes.

“When I visited the school to help with the assembly, I handed over the spare change that I had been collecting.

“I was amazed to see that there was £177.20 in the boxes, just short of what they needed for the first pond.”