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Pupils get toasty for a record-breaking appeal

Posted on Thursday 21st June 2012 at 9:08 am by SH (Editor)

Pupils at Bradley Stoke's St Mary's Primary School raise money for CAFOD

Pupils at a Bradley Stoke school have raised more than £900 for people around the world who are living without access to clean water after making and selling tasty toast breakfasts.

The children from St Mary’s Primary School took part in a number of activities from February to May to raise money for Catholic aid agency CAFOD’s ‘Give it Up’ appeal.

While the younger children sold toast at break times and decorated biscuits to raise money, Year 6 pupils organised an entertainment evening for parents.

Headteacher Paula Marsh said:

“This year St Mary’s Lenten Alms giving was for the CAFOD water appeal. In the developed world we often take water for granted because we can access it easily at the turn of a tap, however for the less fortunate, finding a supply of clean water to drink is a challenge and diseased water is one of the most common causes of death in the developing world.”

“The period of Lent is a time when we should be continually mindful of the privileges we experience in our everyday lives and the community at St Mary’s wanted to raise funds to provide safe, clean water to some of the poorest people in the world.”

St Mary’s raised an impressive £903 for ‘Give it Up’, which will be doubled by the Government thanks to UK Aid Match Funding.

More: National appeal breaks £8 million mark »

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