St Benedict’s Catholic High School in Whitehaven used an impressive range of creative ways to raise money this Harvest Fast Day.
The school raised an amazing £1,441.85 which CAFOD will use to transform the lives of many of the poorest people overseas through its ongoing development work in over 50 countries across the world.
A lof of hard work went into organising the fundraising events which included a ‘Pupil v Staff football match’, a ‘CAFOD Chess Champioship’, a ”Treasure Island Hunt’ and even a ‘Guess the name of the Ghost’.
Students, Rebecca McMinn and Kirah Hackett took part in a mile long sponsored swim, while Yr 11 student Usha Miah fasted for a whole 24 hours!
Huge thanks to Mrs Brook, the Headteacher, Deacon Dave Skillen and Hannah Beckford of the Chaplaincy Team and to all teachers, pupils and parents for their enthusiastic support.
Rosa Trelfa, CAFOD Lancaster Diocesan Manager, commented “The staff and students of St Benedict’s can be very proud of their generous response to Harvest Fast Day. Their energy and efforts will enable CAFOD’s programmes to make a real difference to young peoples’ lives across the world. They’ve been brilliant!”