CAFOD student volunteers from St Mary’s Catholic School Cambridge organised a hunger lunch to celebrate Family Fast Day on Friday 23rd February.
Daniel Bennett, Head of Religious Education and Director of Christian Life, said: “St Mary’s students took a few moments at lunch to stand in a gesture of solidarity with those around the world who go without. £245 was raised by students and staff who swapped their usual delicious and generous school lunch portions for a bowl of soup and a roll. Thanks to Match Funding the UK Government will double the school’s contributions to £490.’
Jane Crone, CAFOD East Anglia coordinator, explained that St Mary’ School Cambridge is a strong supporter of CAFOD and four of the sixth formers are on CAFOD’s Young Leaders programme.
A huge thank you to the student volunteers!
Young leaders make a difference!
On our Young Leader’s Programme student leaders learn how to respond to local and global social justice issues. They get involved in development programmes and receive training in leading campaigns, raising awareness and fundraising.
CAFOD’s commitment to our young leaders provides a wonderful opportunity for students to develop an understanding of international development and issues relating to global poverty. The students work in groups on a variety of local and global social justice projects to get active in tackling the causes of these in practical ways.