There has been an enormous response from communities across the Southwark Diocese in light of Typhoon Haiyan. Most recently, St William of York School in Forest Hill arranged several fundraisers to raise money for CAFOD’s Philippines Typhoon Haiyan appeal.
The children, staff and parents, organised a ‘Christmas Fun Run’ where (and this is an exact figure), 239 children ran around a circuit in Blythe Hill Fields Park dressed as Santa, Rudolph, a snowman or a Nativity character! As you can tell from the pictures, it was quite a hill to climb, but the children seemed to thoroughly enjoy themselves and the costumes definitely struck the festive chord! The school has already managed to raise £600 through the sponsored run, but a final total is yet to be announced…
Headteacher Mrs Sharon Lynch said: The school has a number of families with relatives and connections to the Philippines, and the children have a real ‘first hand’ knowledge of how important their contribution is to improving the lives of those affected.”
The school also raised a phenomenal £1,972 for CAFOD through donations from their Non Uniform Day and school disco.To make a donation, and support CAFOD’s Typoon Haiyan appeal please click here.