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  • School serves up a breakfast fundraiser for Christian Aid

    Henry James

    STAFF and pupils at Our Lady Queen of Peace Catholic Engineering College in Skelmersdale hosted a fundraising breakfast to support Christian Aid Week.

    The ‘Big Brekkie’ event, part of a national campaign, was organised by religious education teacher, Zoe Fox and her form group who presented assemblies to the school throughout the week about Christian Aid and the charity’s aim to raise awareness of the plight of refugees internationally.

    Miss Fox explained: “Christian Aid works tirelessly to promote the dignity and worth of every human being, regardless of their background or situation.

    “Our form presented to the whole school community and told of the struggles that refugees face every day in order to be safe. We reflected on our gospel values and the parable of the sheep and the goats which encourages us to help one another.

    “We decided to support Christian Aid Week by hosting a ‘Big Brekkie’ event before school and at break time to raise money to help refugees. We sold breakfast items and a small amount of doughnuts and cakes to all year groups.

    “Both learners and staff were visibly moved by the plight of refugees throughout the world, particularly the number of children affected. They were more than happy to help raise funds for such a deserving charity and felt very lucky to lead the privileged lives they do in comparison to those affected internationally.”

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