On Friday 21st September 2019, the Caritas Ambassadors attended this year's Caritas Festival. They enjoyed themselves, learnt lots and even took part in the 20 second challenge.
They came back from the Festival and decided that Blackburn FoodBank was going to be their focus charity this year. They have made FoodBank collection boxes for each class and have a 'Friday count'. The class that have brought in the most items in a week win an extra 5 minutes playtime.
The Caritas Ambassadors have visited Blackburn FoodBank to find out what happens to the items we have collected. They are pleased we are making a difference for many local people who need our help!
On Thursday the 20th December three of the Caritas Ambassadors attended Blackburn Foodbank, where they delivered 8 hampers. These had been made up as reverse Advent Calendar boxes, where each child in school brought in a different item each day and placed the item into the box. During the weeks of Advent they collected 30 items in each hamper.
The Foodbank were very grateful and invited the Ambassadors back in the New Year.
Thank you to our families, as always, for your support.
The Caritas Ambassadors will be supporting Child Action North West this Christmas by purchasing toys and games for them.
On Monday the 10th of December the Ambassadors, accompanied by Mrs Dexter and Miss Riding will go into Blackburn town centre, where they will purchase toys, games and some toiletries.
These will then be given to the CANW charity during an assembly on Tuesday the 11th of December.
On the 2nd of October the Caritas Amabassadors attended the annual Caritas Festival Held at St. Bernadettes in Bury. There they learnt about all the charities supported by Caritas this coming year and listened to talks by Sister Judith.
On the 14th of September the Caritas Ambassadors visited the Air Ambulance Charity shop for the day. Whilst there the Ambassadors greeted shoppers and served cakes as part of a Brew with the Crew initiative.
Once back at school the Ambassadors organised a blue and yellow day and a cake sale to raise money for the charity. The events rasied £285:95.
Air Ambulance Day.
Caritas Ambassadors present the cheque to the Air Ambulance.