Students make trendy loom bands and cakes to help fight poverty

You might have heard about celebrities from David Beckham to Kate Middleton sporting loom bands, the latest fashion accessory, but a group of schoolchildren have started making them to fight poverty.

While stars including the Duchess of Cambridge have recently been photographed wearing the handmade bracelets, students from St Gregory’s Catholic Primary School in Northampton decided to use the craze to raise vital funds for CAFOD.


Pictured: (top, left to right) Olivia, Gillian, Daisy, Georgia and Emily with Deborah Purfield, CAFOD Northampton Diocesan Manager, and (front row) Ellen, Annie and Rebecca.

The bands were handcrafted by year five students by intertwining colourful elastic bands. These were sold alongside cakes that were baked using Fairtrade ingredients.

Two of the students, Daisy and Olivia, said: “The reason we wanted to raise money for CAFOD is because we can afford things such as food, toys and education but many people around the world can’t.”

By selling their cakes and loom bands, the team raised £85 to help CAFOD support people fighting poverty around the world.


Pictured: Expert cake-makers, Millie, Annie, Molly and Alessia.


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