As Christians, we care called to serve others. Our 'Personal Excellence' Pride Value asks us to be a servant of all, which means we put other people's needs before our own. There are many ways that we can do this.
Save the Children letter of thanks
We received a letter from Save the Children thanking us for our donation. This money was raised through our Christmas Post Office. Thank you to everyone who supported our fundraising by buying our special stamps.
St Vincent's Parish Christmas Bazaar and Bluewater Carol Singing
Our Y5 and Y6 choir have been bringing Christmas cheer into the lives of our parishioners and local shoppers by singing carols at the bazaar and at Bluewater shopping centre.
Royal British Legion Poppy appeal
During the first two weeks in November, the Y6 children sold poppies and wristbands to children and their parents on the playground each day. A total of £185.07 was raised.
Autumn Term Charity 'Pitches'
Each term, children in Y3 - Y6 put themselves forward to deliver a speech aimed to persuade the juniors to support a particular charity.
Three individuals or groups from each class choose a charity close to their hearts and work together to prepare the speech which is then delivered to the juniors in a KS2 Assembly. Once all the 'pitches' have been heard, the children the vote for the one which 'touches' them the most.
This term, the chosen charities included 'Teamseas', 'The Born Free Foundation' and 'Cancer Research'. Two children from Y6 won the vote with their very persuasive speech about the organisation 'Save the Children'. Watch what they had to say here for yourself!
Harvest Festival Collection for the House of Mercy in Gravesend
Our Catholic Social Teaching principles of ‘Option for the Poor’ and working for the ‘Common Good’ were exemplified in our Thank Mercy Harvest Festival collection at our school mass in St Vincent's Church. The total amount raised was £478.36. Thank you for your kind generosity.
Raising money for CAFOD Summer 2022
We raised £265.22 as part of CAFOD's Walk for Hunger.
Lenten Fundraising 2022
We are all incredibly proud of the effort our children have made to raise money for the ‘Rainforest Trust’. Chloe and Demi inspired us all to raise as much money for this charity as we could in their inspirational pitch to the school telling us why it was so important. The activities that the Junior children have undertaken as part of this entrepreneurial project to make their £1 grow are ABSOLUTELY AMAZING!
A breakdown of the fundraising is as follows:
Non uniform day
KS1 Smartie Silver Snake Trail
KS2 Make your £1 grow
Christmas Post Office 2021
Thank you to everyone for supporting the Christmas Post Office by designing and buying stamps; and for wearing festive jumpers on Christmas Jumper Day. We raised £232.77 for our chosen charity, CAFOD.