CAFOD and Ukraine Lenten Appeal

Please see below how to get involved with our CAFOD Lenten campaign and how to donate items for those facing conflict in Ukraine.

We are Walking Against Hunger for CAFOD! 

Our school community will join thousands of others walking to help stamp out hunger.

We will be joining CAFOD’s Walk Against Hunger appeal to help cover 40,000km – the distance around the world - in solidarity with the 200 million children whose lives are at risk because of malnutrition.  Please sponsor us by visiting our Just Giving page here 

CAFOD is an international development charity and the official aid agency of the Catholic Church in England and Wales. 


Throughout Lent we will be asking children to walk 15 minutes extra a day or do 10,000 steps. We are also asking for families to donate what they can in change or via the Just Giving Page. 


If you would like to be involved as a family member or parent you can register for a Just Giving Page and join our team!

Further details at cafod.org.uk/primary 



School are collecting items for Ukrainian refugees. If anyone wishes to contribute new items to a collection for Ukrainian refugees, we will take items down to the Polish Centre in Newcastle who are distributing it via warehouses near the Ukrainian border. Our School Council will be meeting later this week to organise the best way to arrange this, and will be in touch soon with further details.

They have asked for:
- Personal hygiene products e.g. soap, toothpaste, deodorants and sanitary towels and tampons.
- Items for women in  who have recently given birth and babies e.g. breast feeding pads, wet wipes, nappies  of various sizes, baby porridge, baby rice,
- Non perishable items e.g. canned food, pasta etc.
- Other items such as colouring books and crayons / markers

The collected items will be sent to the strategic reserves warehouse located in the Świętokrzyskie Voivodeship and will be distributed to centers of temporary stay for Ukrainian families who are cared for in this area or, as needed, transferred for transport to Ukraine.