Recently, Mike Coyle, Education Volunteer at CAFOD visited St Helen’s School in Barry and Ms Giernalczyk, Acting Headteacher has written a report on their recent fundraising activities:
The children at St. Helen’s Catholic Infant & Nursery School recently welcomed Mr. Coyle from CAFOD to receive a cheque for £550.
The children raised the money during Lent to support the CAFOD Appeal. In this Year of Mercy the children worked really hard to make a difference.
Each child was given a plastic cup and a water droplet to take home. The children were asked to write a prayer on the water droplet, they shared their prayers in school and we displayed them in the school Hall.
During Lent the children and their families were reminded of the importance of clean water and when they used any water in their home put some money into their cup to raise money for the CAFOD Make a Splash Appeal.
We had a fantastic response and are so proud that our small school were able to raise so much to help others. Our Chaplaincy Team welcomed Mr Coyle to our school Assembly and entertained him with a Rap about saving Water from the Tap.
Our Lent Appeal 2016 was a huge success – Thank you! Read more about the Appeal on the main CAFOD blog