Upper Beeding pupils make a big difference to East African communities
Pupils from The Towers Convent School, Upper Beeding have raised £490 by holding a non-uniform day and a cake sale, in a bid to help the millions who face starvation in East Africa.
Moved by the shocking stories of famine in East Africa, pupils decided they had to do something to raise money to help those in desperate need. Given the urgency of the appeal, they decided on simple acts such as a non-uniform day and a cake sale in order to raise money for CAFOD’s East Africa appeal.
School Chaplain, Mrs Butcher, said:
“Having watched CAFOD’s information on East Africa, the students wanted to show their concern. Baked, bought, big, small, our canteen was overflowing with a whole variety of cake. They generously brought and bought cakes to raise as much as possible.”
In East Africa, there are currently over 16 million people in need of urgent food and other life-saving assistance. Despite the challenges, CAFOD makes sure that aid reaches the families who are most in need, through the network of trusted local organisations which CAFOD works with in South Sudan, Somalia, Ethiopia and Kenya. The money raised by The Towers will help CAFOD ensure that assistance reaches those who so desperately need it.
Chris Bain, CAFOD’s Director, said:
“We would like to say a huge thanks to supporters in the Catholic community in England and Wales who once again have given generously, coming together to help communities affected by drought and conflict. Across England and Wales, our supporters have been giving whatever they can; as individuals, schools and parishes.”
“The generosity of the British population as a whole has also been heart-warming. CAFOD is a member of the Disasters Emergency Committee (DEC), whose East Africa Crisis Appeal has raised over £42 million.”
Donate to the Appeal at: cafod.org.uk/EastAfrica