Advent Charity Efforts Raised Over £1900!
We have been raising funds and gathering donations for World Gifts (CAFOD), The Catholic Children's Society, The Passage, and St Gabriel's food bank collection throughout December.
Year 7 students raised £308 for CAFOD World Gifts 'The Goat that gives‘, This means that Year 7 have provided communities and families with in rural areas with 11 goats, which can provide a family with up to 12 pints of milk a week each! The goats also produce free fertiliser which families and communities can use to help grow crops.
Year 8 students raised £640 for CAFOD World Gifts 'Fabulous Footballs/Kits‘, through a range of innovative and fun fundraising events including a competitive bleep test! This incredible sum will provide 64 sets of footballs, kits and training for young people in poor urban areas, which can provide them with a sense of community and a positive alternative to prolific crime and gangs.
Year 9 students raised £460 for CAFOD World Gifts 'Fantastic Fish‘ by organising many fundraising events including a bake sale and an interform football match. The funds raised by year 9 CAFOD will provide 23 communities with batches of 500 fish, an incredible 11500 fish in total! The communities are also provided with tools and training needed to build a pond and maintain a fish farm, which means they will not only have a source of nourishment, but also be able to build an income and business.
Years 10 & 11 have bought presents and toiletries for The Catholic Children's Society, whilst also raising an extra £259.23 to donate. The items and funds raised will go to disadvantaged children and families in and around London. We particularly hope the gifts of toys and children's books brought some joy to children in need over the Christmas period.
Years 12 & 13 raised funds for The Passage and purchased items for the homeless in London. Their Christmas Quiz fundraising event was a huge success and well attended by students and staff!
The annual whole school St Gabriel’s food bank collection was plentiful! This is our 10th year donating to St Gabriel's Community Centre who offer assistance to homeless people, disadvantaged families and the elderly in our local area. The Community Centre works together with St Gabriel’s Church to offer breakfast seven days a week all year round to people sleeping rough in the area of Archway. Volunteers also provide hot dinners during the week and serve a Christmas lunch for people who are on their own and the homeless.
Special thanks to our Chaplaincy Team, 'St Aloysius Apostles‘ and Ms Baly for their efforts in organising the charity drives and collating the collections!