Pupils of St Cuthbert’s School, Englefield Green have raised over £200 to help communities across the world grow enough food this Harvest.
Over 200 pupils from St Cuthbert’s Catholic Primary School, Englefield Green, held a non-school uniform day where they were invited to dress up in their brightest clothes to Brighten Up the lives of young people across the world as part of our Harvest Fast Day Appeal.
Pupils arrived at school, not in their usual school uniforms, but a rainbow of colours to show their support to communities across the world. Year 6 pupils braved the rain and fundraised at the school gates.
A school representative said:
“St Cuthbert’s are brightening up their day and fundraising for CAFOD this morning. Well done to our year 6s, who were out collecting out in the rain for this good cause.”
CAFOD is working with communities in the South American country of Bolivia, where in the Altiplano region, nearly 60% of the rural population are living below the poverty line. Unpredictable rains and frequent hailstorms are destroying the crops which the communities rely on.
Our partners are working to provide greenhouses to protect crops and train communities with new farming techniques to help them grow enough crops to feed their families. St Cuthbert’s fundraising will enable CAFOD’s partners to continue working with communities like those in Bolivia.
CAFOD’s representative in Surrey, Jo Lewry, said:
“Harvest fast days are a great way of bringing people together and raising an incredible amount of money to help others, so we’d like to say a huge thanks to the pupils at St Cuthbert’s for their generosity.
“Harvest is traditionally a time of abundance, where communities come together and share food. In this time of abundance, it is important that we remember those who are without food and join together, putting our faith into action to help create a fairer world.”
Donate to the Harvest Appeal at cafod.org.uk/harvest