The sun shone brightly down on Christ the King school in Preston last week for their first ever summer fete, which raised over £400 for the aid agency CAFOD.
The day was a great success, and with a classic stalls such as ‘Splat the Rat’ and a coconut shy plus plenty of home-made tasty treats such as samosas and cakes, visitors were not short of things to enjoy.
Students and members of the community were queuing up to get beautiful henna designs on their hands, have their fortune told and, of course, to have a go on the bouncy castle!
The event was entirely organised by the school council, who decided themselves that they would like to raise money for CAFOD.
Evelina, a pupil who is on the school council, said: “We really worked as a team to make this event, and we chose CAFOD as it’s a great cause.
“It’s our first summer fair and we’re really happy as quite a few people have turned up!”
Aaminah, a pupil who also sits on the council, said: “We’re all really happy with how it’s gone, and are proud to be supporting CAFOD.
“We just think it’s really nice to look out for others. It’s a great cause and by doing this, we’ll help people all over the world.”
Damien Callagher, head teacher at Christ the King, said: “The work that we do for charity is at the heart of our school. I’m so proud of the student council for the work they’ve put in to this event, and it’s great to be able to engage with the community in this way.”
We’re so impressed with the work everyone at Christ the King put into this event, particularly the school council, so well done for such a great event.
CAFOD is supported by over 5,000 volunteers across England and Wales who do everything from communicating CAFOD’s work to local journalists and newspapers, to educating pupils about social justice and organising campaigning and fundraising events. The agency has volunteer roles to compliment every talent and time commitment. Find out more at: cafod.org.uk/volunteer