At our school, we recognise the importance of following the call of Jesus to live lives with a commitment to the greater good. Through being committed to works of charity, we are developing in children their understanding of the responsibility that has been placed upon us to do what we can to show our support of and solidarity with all members of God's family. Our commitment to the support of those less fortunate than ourselves leads us to support both local, national and international organisations and charities in their work with those in need.
The Missionaries of the Poor Supporters Association (MoPSA)
Over the past four years we have developed a very close working relationship with MoPSA and the missionaries of the Poor themselves. As well as welcoming the brothers of the mission into our school on a number of occasions to speak to and work with the pupils, we are also committed to raising funds on a biennial basis to support the mission being run in Nairobi to support orphaned, vulnerable children living on the streets.
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2014 Lenten Fundraising project:
After four weeks of baking, riding, scooting, running, washing and more besides we were pleased to present a check for £8,000 to Monica, Pat and Fr. Ken from MoPSA to support a new mission in Nairobi serving homeless orphans living on the city's streets. See more of our efforts in the video below!
Spring and Summer Term 2016 - 'The Pound Pledge' and 'Miles for Smiles'
To celebrate our 120th Anniversary we have set ourselves the mission of raising more money than ever before for our brothers and sisters in Nairobi. The whole school have participated in a sponsored run event, 'Miles for Smiles', around our school grounds and we have been trying to get as many people as possible to pledge one pound to our 'Just Giving' page; some of our teachers and teaching assistants have even jumped out of an aeroplane!
On 22nd September, during our special 120th anniversary Mass, celebrated by His Eminence Cardinal Vincent Nichols, we were very proud to be able to present Monica Basham from MoPSA with a cheque for £11,000 the result of all of our fundraising in this past year!