Scarborough Pupils Earn Non-Uniform Day For CAFOD Fundraising Efforts

Scarborough pupils had fun competing against each other to win a non-uniform day as they raised money for communities overseas. 

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Pupils at St Augustine’s collected money in coin tubes

Students at St Augustine’s Catholic School collected loose change in coin tubes to fundraise for CAFOD’s Harvest appeal.

The coin tubes created healthy competition for Year 7, 8 and 9 pupils as the year group who raised the most money were promised a non-uniform day for the end of half-term.

Year 9 pupils scooped the prize by raising £138.20, with Year 8 collecting £107.54 and Year 7 raising £109.31. A further £45.19 also came from the upper school and staff.

An impressive £610.52 was collected in total for the Harvest appeal, which focuses on helping communities like those in El Salvador, where farming is the dominant profession but the land is often difficult to grow food on.

Many farmers in the Central American country use substandard seeds that only last one harvest and cannot cope with pests. CAFOD’s partners will help farmers’ crops to flourish by using native seeds and seed banks as well as offering training on how to care for the environment.

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All Welcome for CAFOD Middlesbrough Memorial Mass

All are welcome to pay respects to loved ones who have died at a CAFOD memorial mass this November.

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The memorial mass is on Sunday November 19

The memorial mass for the Middlesbrough diocese is taking place at St Therese of Lisieux Church in Ingleby Barwick on Sunday November 19 at 11am.

At the mass, a book of remembrance will be presented by CAFOD. This will include names of supporters who have sadly passed away during the year.

CAFOD representative in Middlesbrough, David Cross, said: “This is a lovely way to remember loved ones and anyone is welcome to join us for the mass.

“It is also CAFOD’s opportunity to stop and say thank you for the incredible impact our supporters have made. Without them we would not be able to reach those most in need.”

You can add a loved one’s name to the book of remembrance by emailing remembrance@cafod.org.uk or calling 020 7095 5348.

For more information on CAFOD memorial masses, visit our website.

Thornaby School To Help Communities Across the World

A Thornaby primary school will raise funds to provide food for communities across the world and far closer to home this autumn. 

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St Patrick’s will raise money for the Harvest appeal

St Patrick’s Primary School will have collection tins in each classroom between October and November in support of CAFOD’s annual Harvest appeal.

The whole school learned more about the appeal during an assembly which reflected on the important work CAFOD is doing in South America.

The Harvest appeal focuses on helping communities in El Salvador,where farming is the dominant profession but the land is often difficult to grow food on.

Many farmers in the South American country use substandard seeds that only last one harvest and cannot cope with pests.

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