York teens sleep on streets and walk 15 miles For CAFOD

A group of 14 selfless York teenagers have raised over £800 for CAFOD after some impressive fundraising efforts, including a 15 mile walk and a night sleeping on the streets of York.

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The money raised bought a community water gift supply

The youngsters, who are all aged between 15 and 17, were raising the money as part of their experience with the National Citizen Service (NCS), which involves youngsters in social action projects to help them build skills for life and work.

The money raised was used to buy a CAFOD community water supply gift, which will help a community establish their own supply of clean, safe water by providing the materials and training to build and maintain handpumps and water tanks.

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Fishy Fundraiser at York School

Children at St Wilfrid’s School in York raised £125 for CAFOD thanks to a Lenten project organised by the Mini Vinnies.

St Wilfrid's

St Wilfrid’s held a fish-themed fundraiser

They prepared an assembly to explain the project and requested a small donation to the Lent Fast Day appeal.

Cut out fish shapes decorated by the pupils and containing a prayer or commitment of care to be undertaken during Lent were displayed around the school hall.

We are very grateful to all schools and parishes who took part in fundraising activities this year.

Without your generous support, the work of CAFOD would not be possible.

York school children walk for the Philippines

Local school children have walked half-a-mile – raising over £1400 for people 7,000 miles away.

Picture: St. Aelred's School

Picture: St. Aelred’s School

The pupils from St. Aelred’s RC Primary School in York undertook a sponsored walk from school to St. Nicholas Fields. The young hikers raised £1,404.39 for the CAFOD Philippines appeal, following the devastating typhoon that hit the Southeast Asian country last year.

Helena Fowler-Towse, from St. Aelred’s, said: “When we got to the park, we lit candles and said prayers for the people affected by Typhoon Haiyan, remembering the terrible devastation.

“An amazing fundraising time was had by the whole school and our supporting community, from the Foundation Stage to Year 6, along with our teachers, parents and grandparents.”

Typhoon Haiyan – one of the strongest ever to make landfall – swept across the Philippines on Friday 8 November, leaving a trail of massive destruction in its wake. Over 13 million people have had their lives torn apart. Power, transport and water systems have been severely disrupted.

CAFOD is providing those affected with food, shelter and safety, as well as blankets, clothes and other essentials. We are working with our extensive network of local partners in the country.

Helena spoke of the school’s gratitude: “We were surprised by the generosity of our community, in giving to the people who need it the most! We raised £1404.39. What a fantastic amount of money was contributed to this worthy cause!

“The people of the Philippines continue to be in our prayers.”

More information on CAFOD’s Philippines Typhoon Haiyan Appeal can be found at http://www.cafod.org.uk/Give/Donate-to-Emergencies/Typhoon-Haiyan-appeal

Praying for the Philippines

Praying for the Philippines