It is officially the ‘season to be jolly’, and what better way to get into the Christmas spirit than with carols!
Led by Deputy Headteacher Barbara Burns, pupils from St Joseph’s Primary School in Bromley gave shoppers in The Glades every reason to feel festive, with the young school choir singing a selection of well-known Christmas carols.
Raising money for CAFOD, the St Joseph’s Church CAFOD group had their collection boxes at the ready, taking donations from a very supportive passing public.
Mrs Burns said: “The choir perform in The Glades every year to raise money for CAFOD and really enjoy it! The children have been working really hard practising their carols, and if we can get shoppers into the festive spirit, feel a bit jollier, and donate money to CAFOD, then we’ll know we’ve done a good job.”
Whilst on the subject of Christmas, CAFOD’s World Gifts (which are on sale all year round), are well worth checking out at Christmas time! As a unique way to give to those who are most in need this Christmas there are a range of World Gifts to choose from, including: supporting a child to go to school; providing training and equipment so people can grow their own food; and giving life-saving treatment for mums and babies.
World Gifts can be bought for as little as £4. Orders can be placed at cafod.org.uk/worldgifts. The 14th of December is the deadline for posted cards and gifts, but e-cards are available for instant delivery from the CAFOD website at www.cafod.org.uk/worldgifts.
Anyone who buys a World Gift online or over the phone receives a personalised card to give their friends or family members telling them how their gift is helping people overseas.