St Columba’s College school pupils hit the £70,000 fundraising mark last month for a charity which they have been fundraising for years.
A few weeks ago, students of the college, held a charity ‘Bake Off’ in aid of CAFOD which helped them raise £489.
CAFOD reach out to people living in poverty with practical help, whatever their religion or culture.
Bakers from the whole school showed creativity and enthusiasm by entering cakes in support of CAFOD. Teachers and house captains were the lucky judges and everyone enjoyed their share of cake.
Grant, a student at St Columbas College, said: “The competition was fierce as there were some amazing entries this year including a “We Will Rock You” cake.”
This was another success of the school’s student-led projects. During their week of social justice earlier in the year, over 80 students took part in a simple meal as an act of solidarity for all those living in poverty.
Teacher, Mr Tatham, who has been instrumental in helping to organise fundraising events over the past decade.
He said: “We have a long tradition of working with CAFOD and our campaigns have been wide-ranging: from big fundraisers, such as world record attempts and over 12 years of sponsored bike rides to many ‘Bake Off’ competitions and collections for in-school events.
“Our boys are aware of their social responsibility towards others, and through CAFOD’s superb education resources, which provide a framework for our ‘Social Justice’ lessons, the boys are inspired to support CAFOD’s causes.
“We hope our relationship with CAFOD continues to flourish because its work is an essential part of our holistic education and the formation of men of compassion and service.”
CAFOD representative in St Albans, Tony Sheen, added: “It was overwhelming to see so many young people baking with such enthusiasm and knowing it was going towards a good cause.
“We would like to say a massive thank you to all the young bakers of St Columba’s College.”