Fishy Fundraiser at Doncaster School

Our Lady of Mount Carmel Primary School in Doncaster held a fish-themed fundraiser in aid of CAFOD.

Doncaster School

Children at the school decorated fish with coins

Pupils from reception to Year 6 took part and the event raised approximately £305 for CAFOD’s Lent appeal.

Children were asked to bring in a coin from and some pupils helped draw fish with scales for the coins to be placed on.

Year 3 also raised money by selling buns and biscuits, raising £52.

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A fish the size of your thumb…

…in Florence’s hands became something BIG!


Hear how Florence has transformed her life and those of her nieghbours.

If you’d like to know more about our focus for this year’s Lenten Fast Day, come along to our supporter event on Saturday 4th March. It begins with Mass at 12 noon, followed by a soup lunch at 1 p.m. and then a briefing at 2 p.m., where you can hear all about Florence’s remarkable story.

It’s being held at Blessed Trinity Catholic Church, Northfield Lane, Wickersley, Rotherham, S66 2HF. If you’d like to book a place, please email us ( or phone 0114 268 7817 to leave a message. Booking is not essential but will help us with the catering.

We look forward to seeing you there.

Hallam CAFOD supporters raise over £20,000 to ‘turn on the taps’ across the world this Easter

Parishioners and pupils in the Hallam Diocese have raised an astounding £20,000 for CAFOD’s Lenten appeal. Catholics across the UK were asked to help ‘turn on the taps’ throughout Lent in a bid to provide clean and safe water for those who live without this vital resource.

St Francis of Assisi parish in Crosspool have raised a total of £9,500 over Lent for CAFOD’s work with emergencies and those who live in the poorest communities of the world.

CAFOD volunteer Grazyna Swales who is a parishioner of St Francis once again helped organise the St Francis Dance Group’s annual dance show to raise an amazing £4,000 for the CAFOD Refugee Appeal. There were four performances of the show over three days and this year included a ‘Strictly’ competition section where the audience could vote for the best pair of dancers.

The dance group is made up of 14 ladies and is led and choreographed by dance teacher Sarah Bennett. Sarah said ‘The refugee situation is so terrible but it has been great to do something which will help in some way. The ladies are a pleasure to work with and it’s an event where everyone has fun’.

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