‘For I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave me drink, I was a stranger and you welcomed me.’
At school, we learn about the important role that local, national and global charities play within the modern world. Furthermore, our catholic values teach us about the role that we should all play in supporting such organisations.
In every academic year, we make sure that we are active participants. This might be by volunteering our time (such as during our annual carol services that we perform at The Old Downs Residential Care Home), by sharing what we own (such as during our annual Harvest Celebration in which families give food that is donated to local foodbanks) or by raising money for a plethora of different charities. As St Paul stated in his letters to the Corinthians, ‘And God is able to make all grace abound to you, so that having all sufficiency in all things at all times, you may abound in every good work.’
As a school, we have chosen to support the CAFOD Walk for Water Lent Campaign. The money we raise will go towards supporting some of the poorest communities around the world.
Abdella, Abdul and Mohammed live in the Afar region of Ethiopia. It’s one of the hottest places on earth and water is scarce. Please watch this video to find out about how far they have to go to access clean water.
You can get involved by using your daily walks to follow the Water Droplet Trail. Please fill in the water template attached and display it in your window. On your daily walks you can look out for other droplets or get sponsored by distances or for the number of steps you take.
However you walk for water, or whatever you are able to do, the money you give or the funds you raise will make a real difference to the lives of those in need.
Thank you in advance for all of your support and generosity.
To donate please visit our dedicated Just Giving Page: