More Than 400 Nottingham Pupils Raise Thousands For CAFOD

More than 400 Nottingham school children walked in unison to raise a staggering amount for communities overseas.

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The pupils raised more than £2,000

Every pupil at Good Shepherd Primary Catholic Academy took part in a sponsored walk to raise funds for aid agency CAFOD’s Harvest campaign.

After all 405 pupils walked for over an hour around the school’s grounds, the students each received their own sponsorship money which totalled a very impressive £2753.31 for the CAFOD Harvest appeal.

The appeal 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 South 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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Glossop Parishioners Raise Hundreds For Harvest Appeal

Glossop parishioners young and old enjoyed an exotic breakfast in aid of the CAFOD Harvest appeal.

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Parishioners young and old raised money for CAFOD’s Harvest appeal

Adults and children at St Mary Crowned Church also held a raffle which helped raise an impressive £250.50.

Moira Hind helped organise the event. She said: “Many came and enjoyed bacon rolls or a croissant with a cup of tea.

“A great team effort raised the amazing amount!”

The group also held a short reflection to remember the communities in El Salvador which the Harvest appeal focuses on.

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The parishioners raised over £250 for the Harvest appeal

Farming is the dominant profession in El Salvador 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.

CAFOD 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.

To find out more on the CAFOD Harvest appeal, visit our website.

 

 

Thank you for your Lenten fundraising

Many Lenten lunches and Lent Fast Day fundraising have taken place in the Nottingham Diocese in aid of CAFOD.

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Florence was the symbol of CAFOD’s Lent appeal

With Lent over, we would like to express our gratitude to all schools and parishes who took part in raising money this year and helped turn a little fish into a big fish.

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

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