Staff, children and parents at Holy Trinity, Bilston are amazingly generous in their support for the work of CAFOD and its partners

Trevor Stockton, a CAFOD Schools Volunteer, led an assembly at Holy Trinity school on Tuesday 7 October. Following the assembly, he was presented with a generous cheque for £890 to support the work of CAFOD and its partners experiencing extreme poverty.


Each year, the school raises hundreds of pounds for CAFOD in very imaginative ways. For example, games have been devised around goats, chickens and bees to engage fellow pupils in fundraising.

This year, the school council have decided to raise funds for donkeys through the World Gifts scheme. Once again the children will be running many imaginative fundraising activities, including pin the tail on the donkey, & will invite Trevor to return to their school on completion of the project.
The school has long supported CAFOD and the head teacher Carroll McNally is an excellent inspiration to the children.

We look forward to hearing how the donkey project goes! Good luck Holy Trinity school!

Joshua’s Moo Cow Project

Joshua (aged 14) has been doing some fantastic fundraising for CAFOD in his school  and church community in Stoke on Trent. Inspired by his church’s World Gifts project last autumn, he decided to pursue his own!  Joshua tells the story:

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“Our youth group at Church bought various things through CAFOD World Gifts last Autumn.  As part of our Church’s giving the youth had a budget of £500 and enjoyed shopping for others!!

This inspired me to raise more money to buy another cow! I went online and bought some paper bracelets, printed with ‘Moo cow project 2012/2013 help make a difference’

Moo Cow


I sold them for a donation at school and church and raised over £100, so managed to buy a cow and football. ”


If you would like to follow Joshua’s great example, look here for some great fundraising tips from CAFOD, or take a look at CAFOD World Gifts.

St Chad’s Catholic Primary, Birmingham: CAFOD World Gifts Assembly

The students of St Chad’s Catholic Primary School recently held an assembly dedicated to CAFOD World Gifts.  CAFOD World Gifts are a great way to support the causes of CAFOD: you can buy gifts ranging from a ‘fabulous football’ to ‘chirpy chickens’ or a ‘community water supply’.  The funds contributed for these gifts really helps to support the five main areas of CAFOD’s work: Education and Skills Training, Livestock, Agriculture and livelihoods, Water and Food, Health and Care, and Emergency, Conflict and Rehabilitation.

At St Chad’s, the School Council help to raise funds with their Traidcraft Tuck Shop.  These photos illustrate the assembly that they held to mark their contribution and to learn more about CAFOD World Gifts.  If you would like to learn more about how World Gifts work, read some more information here.

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