Harvest festival raises much needed charity cash

PUBLISHED: 17:31 25 October 2006 | UPDATED: 14:52 12 May 2010

Pupils at St Mary’s helped raise money for the Sisters of Charity

Pupils at St Mary’s helped raise money for the Sisters of Charity

A SCHOOL in Royston has taken its charity fund-raising to more than £100,000. Pupils and staff at St Mary s Catholic Primary School of Melbourn Road, Royston were helping the Sisters of Charity, who they have supported for more than 30 years. Pupils coll

A SCHOOL in Royston has taken its charity fund-raising to more than £100,000.

Pupils and staff at St Mary's Catholic Primary School of Melbourn Road, Royston were helping the Sisters of Charity, who they have supported for more than 30 years.

Pupils collected a variety of food and decorated baskets, which were sold to parents as part of the schools Harvest Festival celebrations.

The Sisters of Charity is a world-wide charity that is dedicated to those in need and who's mission work includes services to the poor and disadvantaged.

Teacher Gavin Pearce, of St Mary's School, said: "The children collected the food for the baskets over a number of weeks.

"They have worked really hard on them - the end results were fantastic.

"They love the excitement of putting them together and raising money for a good cause. The school has supported this charity for many years and it is very close to our hearts.

"We raise a lot of money from our Harvest Festival celebration, and at Lent and the total figure raised is really quite amazing.

"Every year the school raises the charities awareness and the children are all very familiar with it now.

"It makes them realise and understand that there are a lot of people in the world that are a lot less fortunate than ourselves.


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