Fairtrade tuck shop of treats raises over £400 for CAFOD

Pupils from Holy Family Catholic Primary School, Warton, have raised over £400 for the aid agency CAFOD through a tuck shop of Fairtrade treats.

The school invited CAFOD volunteer, Hayley Benyon, into their assembly to collect the cheque.

With plenty of tasty treats to enjoy, the children have been buying from the Fairtrade tuck shop every Thursday morning for the last 18 months, whilst learning about CAFOD’s work and the benefits of buying Fairtrade on farmers across the world.

One pupil at the school told Hayley of how their stall was a ‘win-win situation’: “We get to eat, and CAFOD get money for food for children overseas.”

CAFOD volunteer, Hayley Benyon, said: “Holy Family are a small school, but they have a big heart!  What a pleasure to be invited to their assembly to receive their donation.

“The Holliday family in our Holy Family parish are part of my CAFOD parish team, and their children attend this school which links the parish and school beautifully – that’s three generations of CAFOD supporters!”

Holy Family’s Headteacher, Mr Manfredi, said: “As one of our pupils said during assembly, it’s a ‘win win’ situation. The only thing to add to that is that there is now another ‘win’ because the parents and children have raised £400 profit during the year from the tuck shop!

“I am obviously proud of the children who give up their break time to run the tuck shop every week with the help of one of our members of staff and feel that it is another example of how we try to live out our mission of doing our best to ‘Love and Care for Others.'”

CAFOD’s representative in Lancaster, Patrick Gardner, added: “What a creative way to raise money for CAFOD! Thank you so much to the children and staff at Holy Family, Warton, for everything they have done to help raise money to help children overseas.”

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