£500 raised at St Joseph’s Cathedral School in Swansea


Education volunteers Sue and Sarah with some of the infant pupils

St Joseph’s Cathedral School in Swansea organised a day of fundraising fun for the whole school on Friday 3 March and the staff chipped in too!

A parent of one of the children was delighted to support the school’s initiatives and volunteered to help out too – by providing a wonderfully generous Fish and Chip lunch for the staff, which was delivered to the school by two brothers – Ouday and Emir Hiks, from the local chippy.

What a delicious treat and fantastic way to raise funds too!


Ouday and Emir Hiks (centre back row) with staff at St Joseph’s

Education volunteer, Ms Philippart, who is also a member of the teaching staff at St Joseph’s led both Lent assemblies for the junior school in the morning and the infant school in the afternoon.

Watch the animation here!

All the children were dressed in an array of wonderful rainbow colours – in an lovely twist on “Wear what you like day” as part of their fundraising efforts.

jordan-with-her-fish-prayerThe staff at St Joseph’s all got behind Lent Fast Day with badge making, fish making for a huge Lent college in the hall and by encouraging children to write their own prayers of support for the people of Zambia.

Ms Sue Philippart, one of the class teachers at St Joseph’s and a recent addition to the new team of Education volunteers with CAFOD in Menevia, said she was “absolutely over the moon with the efforts that everyone involved made to support CAFOD’s Lent appeal.  All the children have been fabulous and the staff have been wonderfully supportive with more creative activities in their individual classes. The final amount raised is a fantastic reflection of the effort put in by everyone.”

If your school is interested in an assembly or workshop from one of our trained volunteers, please get in touch – we have an excellent team who would be delighted to support your school.


Get in touch with us to arrange a date.  We work with schools all year round.



Prayers written by the pupils




“God of love, help us to remember

that Christ has no body now on earth but ours,

no hands but ours, no feet but ours.




Ours are the eyes to see the needs of the world,

ours the hands with which to bless everyone now,

ours are the feet with which He is to go about doing good.”

St Teresa of Avila









The “fishing” game











The rainbow fish collage taking shape

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