Pupils and parents of Mylnhurst Catholic Prepatory School in Sheffield raised more than £2000 for the people affected by the devasting earthquake in Haiti. It is over three months since the earthquake struck killing an estimated 250,000 and leaving more than 1.5 million homeless. Hundreds of thousands of Haitians now live in makeshift tents and their precarious situation is being hampered by heavy rains and flooding. Mylnhurst school are loyal supporters of CAFOD. Head teacher, Mr Chris Emmott said “Upon hearing the news of the earthquake we launched a two week programme of fundraising activities” Pupils responded by bringing in pocket money and loose change which soon mounted up. Parents organised a coffee morning and cake sale and staff member Alison Delight photographed the children with their favorite possessions. With the support of local photography experts Harrisons, the school produced and sold wonderful photographs to parents for the appeal. They hoped to raise £1,000 but thanks to the support and generosity of the school community managed to raise £2000 for the Catholic aid agency CAFOD”.
CAFOD continue to support Haiti in the aftermath of the emergency and in the longer term with help for structural rebuilding and to help to secure the dignity and sustainable development of all Haitians.