Pupils from Sacred Heart Junior and St. Joseph’s Catholic Junior Schools in Luton both presented Frank Diamond with cheques last month, having raised money in support of CAFOD’s work. The money from both schools was raised during the Lenten campaign, ‘Hungry for Change’, as well as a contribution from an Easter raffle at Sacred Heart.
Sacred Heart Junior School were able to raise £250 for CAFOD. Frank led two assemblies with years 3-6, explaining the work of CAFOD and how the school’s contributions will make a huge difference in the developing world.
St. Joseph’s Catholic Junior School raised a total of £1030.24 in funds. Frank took a 40 minute whole school assembly of 480 students and 28 teaching staff. He outlined the work of CAFOD and how the money will help to improve the lives of many. A powerpoint presentation was used to aid in explanation and the whole school sang enthusiastically to the song, ‘Lean On Me.’
Afterwards, Frank met with the school council to discuss different fundraising strategies and ideas to use in the future to fundraise for CAFOD. Frank also met with the Fairtrade group and shared thoughts on how the school could become a Fairtrade school, one of their targets for this year.
‘Visiting both schools was a thoroughly enjoyable and energising experience.’