Friday, 22 November 2013

Philippines in Need - Diocesan Schools and Parishes Respond

Sr Mary Andrews having her nails painted at the Towers Fundraising event.
Many schools and parishes in Arundel & Brighton Diocese have responded generously to the appeal by CAFOD for funds for the disaster in the Philippines. Below is the story of one schools efforts to raise money:
"Sisters, staff and pupils at the Towers Convent School galvanised in to action to raise money for The Philippines. An emergency mufti day was swiftly organised in response to the desperate needs of the people in The Philippines since last week’s typhoon.

The theme was the colours of the Philippine national flag, which inspired the whole community to raid their wardrobes in search of red, blue and yellow garments. Pupils instantly sprang in to action arranging games, activities, face painting, nail polishing etc - activities which were all held in the gym over lunchtime. Staff and Sisters entered in to the spirit, having their nails brightly polished or being adorned with temporary tattoos or hair braids. Quite a sight to behold!

During morning break a cake sale magically appeared and by lunchtime we had raised over £1000 from cakes and pupils’ generous donations. By the end of the day a grand total of £2000 had been made and was ready to wing its way to relieve some of the suffering currently being experienced by the poor people of The Philippines."

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