Kind-hearted Merthyr pupils raise over £700 for global communities

A group of pupils from St Mary’s Catholic Primary School, Merthyr, have held a host of fundraising events to raise over £700 for CAFOD to help overseas communities.

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During the last term, a group of pupils from St Mary’s held an assembly about charity CAFOD’s ‘Give it up’ campaign.

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They hoped to educate their peers about problems, such as climate change, facing overseas communities – and tell them how they could help.

merthyr-fruity-fun-.jpgSo inspired by what they had learned, the pupils collectively came together to think of fundraising ideas.

Throughout the term, pupils held a weekly breakfast club selling toast and fruit. Year 4 students got involved with a £5 enterprise challenge; each pupil was given £5 and challenged to make the money ‘grow’. This project raised over £100.

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The grand finale was the fundraising fashion show. Pupils from across the school invited parents and members of the community to watch them model the outfits they had designed.

merthyr-razzle-dazzle.jpg“The whole project was a huge success, it was great to see the school and community come together to support each other,” said Mrs Long, Religious Education coordinator.

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Therese Warwick, CAFOD’s representative in South Wales, said: “From all of us at CAFOD we would like to say a massive thank you to the pupils and staff at St Mary’s.

“This was such a creative way to fundraise for CAFOD’s ‘Give it up’ campaign, and all of us at CAFOD are so proud and grateful for everyone’s hard work.”

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