Fundraising at St Mary's
Every year we work hard to raise money for various charities. We raise approximately £5000 each year as well as food and other items which we donate! We hold 'wear your own clothes days', sales, raffles, collections and more. We choose the charities we support with the help of our pupils.
During this pandemic year we have been very careful not to ask our parents for too much as we are aware that some of our parents have lost jobs or part of their salaries at this time. However, we believe it is important to continue to fundraise in some way to support others who are in need.
Each class raffled Easter eggs in aid of Cafod and Caritas (Cornerstone)
We raised £425!
We donated Easter eggs and cards to parishioners and to residents in care homes.
Cafod Walk for Water
Although this day was before the full reopening of school, we encouraged our families to learn about the Cafod Walk for Water and if possible to send in a donation in a decorated envelope on their return to school.
November/ December 2020
We once again undertook our Reverse Advent Calendar and asked for donations of food and other items to donate to the homeless.
We collected: rice and pasta; tins of fish and meat; sugar; tins of soup and beans; shampoo and conditioner; hand wash and hand gel; socks, hats, gloves and sleeping bags.
We passed on the large number of donations to ‘Red door’ Caritas at Bury who couldn’t believe how much our families had donated!
In conjunction with the parish we collected boxes of chocolates which we donated to two of our local residential homes for their residents and staff. We collected approximately 125 boxes which we dropped off along with cards the children made.
The staff and parishioners collected items to create Christmas hampers for families and parishioners. We made approximately 20 hampers full of: Christmas cake; mince pies; chocolate; biscuits; sweets, cakes and more!
Autumn Term 2019
Collections of food for Cornerstone
Leaving Collection for Father James
We raised over £600 for Father James's leaving gift!
Cafod Family Fast
Donations for Cafod of money and food for Cornerstone.
Christmas Fair in aid of church
3 weeks of ‘Wear Your Own Clothes Days’ in November leading up to the Parish Christmas Fair.
Week 1: £1 for a raffle ticket
Week 2: Chocolate
Week 3: Bottle
We supported church to raise approximately £4000!
Advent Service (Year 6 parents only)
Donations of toys, gifts and selection boxes for children at RMCH.
Year 2 Nativity (Year 2 parents only)
Raffle tickets and donations for CAFOD £220
EYFS Nativity (FS1 and FS2 parents only)
Raffle tickets and donations for Christie's £200
Elf Day (whole school)
Wear Your own clothes day in aid of Alzheimer’s Society. £200
Christmas Jumper Day (whole school)
Wear a Christmas top/ outfit £1 for Save the Children. £200
We raised approximatley £900 for the four charities: CAFOD, Christies, Alzheimer's Society and Save the Children.
Advent Fundraising (whole school)
Empty Advent Calendar collections for Cornerstone and various other homeless charities in Radcliffe and Bury. Food, toiletries, sleeping bags etc.
Amazing amount of donations!
A lovely email from Sister Maria at Cornerstone.
Dear Staff & Pupils,
On behalf of Sister Lucy, thank you all so much for your wonderful gifts of Food items, Toiletries, Sleeping Bags, Torches and so much more, incredible the amount of good things you have blessed us with.
This is a real blessing for so many homeless and needy people, thank you all so much.
Girls, boys you certainly have earned a school holiday. Thank you for all the hard work you all did, and too for such a great variety of goods that we really needed. You have made so many people here really very happy and feeling good about themselves because you all cared enough to give.
You are wonderful young people, and a credit to your school. Bless you all!
A word of thanks also to your teachers, parents and guardians, everyone who supported and encouraged you. God Bless and reward all who gave so willingly and generously.
This comes with our gratitude and every good wish for a truly Happy and Blessed Christmas and New Year. Shalom.
Sincerely in Christ. Sr. Maria, fmsj
Spring Term 2020
Collections of food for Cornerstone
St Joseph's Penny (Caritas)
The children all took home a St Joseph's Penny Box to collect their coins in during Lent.