Charitable Fundraising

When we look at the donations St Joseph’s has made this Christmas, your generosity is staggering. The CAFOD appeal raised over £1,700, Acton Homeless Concern have received trolleys full of food and the Salvation Army will now be able to give presents to 138 children who would have had very little otherwise.

The funds raised from the Nativity Performance ticket sales has been used to purchase additional gifts for children which will be distributed to local vulnerable families. The ‘Christmas Jumper’ receipts will be donated to the ‘Friends Of St Joseph’s’ which will benefit our children through the purchasing of additional learning resources.

Our Head Boy, Head Girl, Deputy Head Boy and Deputy Head Girl accompanied Mrs Titus and Ms Kirby to take the food donations to Acton Homeless Concern.  We would like to a say a very special 'thank you' to our school building contractors who assisted us by transporting the food to Emmaus House in Acton.

Below the photographs are some quotes from Louise (Head Girl) and Yasmine (Deputy Head Girl).

 

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"We travelled to Acton Homeless Concern with the donations from St Joseph's. The people being supported have no food, no families, no homes."

"I felt so happy when I saw the amount of food that had been donated."

"We should be so grateful for what we have and for the luxuries we have in life."

"I felt sad because we have a nice house, a bedroom and plenty of food to eat 3 times a day. Some people have nothing at all."

"When we arrived, there were people waiting outside for food. They looked so grateful for the food we brought. We were heartbroken and said that we would like to work even harder to help these people."

"The visit was an amazing experience and we would like our peers to know that we are very fortunate so we should appreciate everything we receive."