St Francis of Assisi famously said that it was the duty of every Christian to preach the Gospel and when necessary use words! By this of course he meant that preaching the Gospel is achieved through acts of love and charity. Pupils have so many opportunities to get involved with charity. Sponsored events, form fundraisers, car washes, bag backing, sleep outs, food bank collections, walks, cake sales..... the list goes on and on. In the Sixth Form there is also the opportunity to volunteer to take part in our bi-annual blood donation campaigns during Advent and Lent.
We support charities at a local, national and international level. Charities that we traditionally fundraise for include:
Cafod: an international development charity and the official aid agency of the Catholic Church in England and Wales.
St Vincent de Paul Society: the charity tackles poverty in all of its forms, through the provision of practical assistance to those in need.
Tabor House, Father Hudson's Care: located in Birmingham, Tabor House offers shelter, safety and support to people experiencing homelessness. They support people to move away from the streets.
Macmillan Cancer Research: the renowned charity supporting those diagnosed with cancer together with their families.
St Chad's Sanctuary: a place of welcome for asylum seekers and refugees.
We invite guest speakers from our chosen charities to come and educate our young people. We don’t just want students raising money, we want them raising awareness and in doing so we live out Christ's calling to love thy neighbour.