Pupils from St Bernadette’s Catholic Primary School, Milton Keynes, turned bottles of water into cash to help the people of Haiti. They were so struck by the plight of the people of Haiti that they immediately raised funds through a sponsored Sing-a-thon in which each class took a turn at singing so that the school was singing right through the day. It was a beautiful sound and inspired parents and friends to immediately support the children’s efforts.
But this was not enough, they wanted to do more, so they each took a bottle of water home, symbolising the lack of water being experienced by the people of Haiti, and having drunk the water replaced it with cash. Through these two efforts the children of St Bernadette’s Catholic Primary School raised over £2358 for CAFOD’s emergency relief effort.
Their funds are providing food, water and shelter to hundreds of families affected by the Earthquake which hit Haiti on 12 January 2010.
Picture shows Headteacher Maxine Clewlow receiving a certificate of thanks from Frank Sudlow CAFOD’s Diocesan Manager.