Students from St Richard Gwyn High School in Barry and St Illtyd’s High School in Cardiff raised over £1200 through a concert and curry fundraiser to help those in the Philippines affected by the recent typhoon.
A group of students from St Richard Gwyn, who help as chaplain assistants in the school, organised an evening of entertainment to raise money for our Philippines appeal. The concert was joined by students from St Illtyd’s High School who helped to showcase a range of fantastic musical performances which were followed by delicious curry prepared by school staff.
The two schools performed a range of music from around the world including African drumming, Gamelan from Bali and Kitar from India. There were also choral performances, solo singing and music from St Richard Gwyn’s very own rock band to round off the night.
St Richard Gwyn student Elinor, aged 14, who helped to organise the concert said
“We organised the event to raise money for those people suffering in the Philippines because they need help and the money we raise will go to a really worthwhile cause.”
You can watch Elinor, along with Jennifer and Anna, all students at St Richard Gwyn, talk about their preparation to the concert.
Parents, friends and staff from both schools came along to support the students on the evening and were treated to a fantastic evening’s entertainment.
In addition to the music there was an auction of promises and a raffle. The auction included an hour of gardening from one of the pupils, a car wash by two of the younger boys and donated items such as beautiful coloured saris and a free spray tan. The auction alone raised £200 for CAFOD’s Philippines appeal.
Kieran O’Brien, Manager of CAFOD South Wales, said:
“I am humbled at the amount of energy and enthusiasm the students at both schools have for put into this event to help the people of the Philippines. Whenever there is a major disaster these schools always respond with great compassion”.
To find out more on how CAFOD responded to the Philippines disaster in the first three months go to http://www.cafod.org.uk/News/Emergencies-news/Philippines-three-months-on to see more.
Watch how we responded here.