St Columba’s College and Preparatory School in St Albans hosted their annual Columban fayre with proceeds going to worthy charities and causes.
Community is at the heart of St Columba’s and it has been their mission to form happy, confident and well-rounded young men who recognise their responsibility to contribute to society.
This year’s Columban Fayre was included in the ‘Enjoy St Albans Christmas 2019’ programme of events, allowing residents of St Albans and the wider community to come together and support local businesses, including St Albans Honey, Willow Tree Gin and Blacks of Sopwell.
The fayre also hosted charity stalls, including Earthworks, who support local people with learning disabilities. They were raising awareness of their ‘polar bear plunge’ taking place on New Year’s Day at the St Albans Sub Aqua Club.
Kate Mackay, Fundraising Development Manager, at Earthworks, said: “Thank you to St Columba’s College for inviting us to your Columban Fayre, the fayre was well-organised, our polar bears were looked after and the St Columba’s College students put so much energy into fundraising for Earthworks.”
A share of the profits from the Columban Fayre have also been donated to two charities, this includes £1,000 to Catholic Agency for Overseas Development and £1,000 to the Philippines’ Earthquake Disaster Fund, to support the re-build of Cor Jesu College.
Headmaster, David Buxton, said: “The Columban Fayre is always a fantastic community day that helps to raise money for the school and other charities. I am greatly appreciative of the hard work and support of the many people who made the day so successful.”