Egg-citing fundraising ideas from St Edward’s Primary

Our catholic schools are great when it comes to fundraise for CAFOD and St Edward’s Primary in Aylesbury is no exception.  With the support of the school, the students came up with brilliant ideas to help raise funds.  Shayne and Annabel (Year 6) explain what they did :

“We started our fundraising by doing Mufti- Fridays. This gave us the opportunity to come to school in our own clothes and donate £1.00 to CAFOD.

St Edward Pri Aylesbury –  Mufti day

Then the teachers gave us a chance to buy Easter egg raffle tickets which were 20p per ticket. The staff donated all the eggs. It was an egg-stravanza!  This egg-cited us as we might get a free Easter egg.

Starting the playground pennies

Getting on with the playground pennies

Next we did Playground Pennies. We brought in many pennies to cover all the lines of the big playground. We successfully covered all the lines and we wrote the short date, a smiley face and St Edward’s with pennies and 2p coins.  Overall we raised £1648.63 !”

Thank you so much to St Edward’s.  What brilliant ideas and such a fantastic amount raised!  Well done to you all.

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Confirmation group at St Margaret of Scotland (Luton) learn about the work of CAFOD

As part of their preparation to receive the sacrament of Confirmation, and in keeping with a tradition that spans several years now, the young people at the Parish of St Margaret of Scotland in Luton have been raising money to support the work of CAFOD. They collected unwanted Christmas gifts which they sold at a tabletop sale held during the two Sundays prior to Easter. This, together with private donations raised £242.

To collect the money, we sent Clive Gallagher, one of our wonderful school volunteers. Clive also spoke to the young people about the work of CAFOD: what we do, how we do it and why we do it, with special reference to the refugee crisis and the impact of the Syrian war. Twenty children came to hear Clive talk about emergency relief vs long-term development, child mortality,  access to safe water, people living on 80p a day and the importance of education, lobbying and campaigning.

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There was a lively Q&A session where the young people queried Clive, among other things,  about the countries in which CAFOD works, and what happens to the money raised in parishes schools and family fast days. They were astonished at some of the statistics Clive presented  but pleased to learn that CAFOD supports people directly,  helping them to help themselves.  They particularly enjoyed the group exercises, which  focused on justice issues and where able to relate it to their own experiences at school.


At the end of the session, Clive was presented with a cheque. The catechist, Anne Scrase, said: “With donations and help from confirmation candidates, the parish managed to raise £222, over two Sundays. We are pleased with this”.


Thank you so much to all those involved.  Indeed, a fantastic achievement!