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Notre Dame students put faith into fundraising action

After seeing the devastating images of the earthquake in Turkey and Syria, students at Notre Dame High School decided to take action.  

They launched an appeal at the end of their Ash Wednesday Service encouraging students to bring in a donation. Two days later the Y11 Prefects did a bucket collection during morning registration and collected £750 in less than 15 minutes.

This inspired a group of Y10 students in their RE lesson to ask if they could organise a cake sale. According to Mrs Sharif, Head of RE, this was “a brilliant way for the school community to embody the teachings of the Bible and help those around us in need”.

To promote the appeal, students designed posters and a slideshow explaining how emergency relief teams are supporting the victims of the earthquake. This resulted in an amazing response from students and staff who baked an impressive selection of cakes. Within minutes of starting the sale, every cake had been bought and £150 had been raised. 

As Lola in Y10 was buying her cake she summed up the appeal calling it “a brilliant and effective way to raise awareness”.  In addition, £1000 is now on its way via CAFOD to provide emergency shelter, clean water, food, warm blankets and winter kits. 

Pictured above are Notre Dame students enjoying cakes from the fundraising drive.