As part of our Centenary celebrations, St Elizabeth’s will be raising funds for four charities.
The Centenary charities chosen by St Elizabeth’s school are:
St Vincent de Paul Society
The St Vincent de Paul Society is an international Christian voluntary organisation dedicated to tackling poverty and disadvantage by providing practical assistance to those in need – irrespective of ideology, faith, ethnicity, age or gender. It seeks, in the spirit of justice and charity, to help those who are suffering poverty in whatever form.
Mary’s Meals is a charity that has set us school feeding projects in some of the world’s poorest communities. It started by feeding 200 children in Malawi and now provides free school meals to over 1,000,000 children worldwide per day.
CAFOD is the official aid agency of the Catholic Church in England and Wales and part of Caritas International.
Across the world they bring hope and compassion to poor communities, standing side by side with them to end poverty and injustice. They work with people of all faiths and none.
Inspired by Scripture and Catholic Social Teaching, and the experiences and hopes of people living in poverty, CAFOD works for a safe, sustainable and peaceful world.
The Pastoral Care Project
The aim of the Pastoral Care Project is to raise the awareness of the spiritual needs of the frail and elderly, enabling carers to support them in their journey to the fullness of life. This Christian charity helps people who are aged, ill or disabled, especially those with dementia related illnesses.
At St. Elizabeth’s School we regularly organise events to raise money for different charities.
In November 2014, we all dressed up as Superheroes to raise money for Children in Need.
In October 2014, we collected food as part of our Harvest Celebration which went to Coventry Food Bank to help families who are struggling to afford to eat properly.
In September 2014, our parents all met for a coffee afternoon to raise money for MacMillan Nurses. They had lots of cakes and all had a great time.
In October 2013, we did a sponsored cycling event which gave us the opportunity to raise money for the ‘Help Harry Help Others’ charity, this is a charity started by a young boy called Harry Moseley who had a Brain Tumour but spend many hours making bracelets in order to raise money to research Brain Cancer and help others who were suffering with it. As a school, we raised £933.86 for the charity plus we thoroughly enjoyed ourselves cycling many miles!