We’d like to say a huge thank you to our parishes, supporters and wonderful volunteers who attended our Fast Day briefings, helped to get our message into parish newsletters, put up posters, held a simple Soup Lunch, fasted, gave the short talk at Mass, distributed and collected the Fast Day envelopes – prayed and supported us in any way this Harvest Fast Day.
Children at St Patrick’s having fun and fundraising.
Schools across South Wales and Herefordshire have been getting creative with their fundraising for Lent, but one school in Newport got very messy on their day of fundraising for the Lent Appeal.
St Patrick’s Catholic Primary School in Newport made a splash by splatting teachers which pies which raised over £216. As their fundraising is part of the Lent campaign, which is supported by match funding, it will mean that they have raised over £430 to help provide access to clean water, sanitation and hygiene programmes to over 300,000 people in Uganda, Zimbabwe and the Democratic Republic of Congo. Continue reading →