There are so many Notre Dame pupils who are prepared to devote their time to helping the wider community. On Tuesday the 10th of October, for example, Suzanne and 4 students from year 9, Alfie, Adam, Joachim and Alexander went to Mc Auley School in Doncaster for the first meeting of the Hallam Catholic Youth Leaders. We designed the logo (see above) and discussed what we would be doing this term. We decided to help homeless people in Sheffield because they will have very little at Christmas and we have decided to buy backpacks and in them put clothing, supplies and other necessary items. In order to buy these items, we are in the process of making a list of fundraising ideas.” Alexander 9JHA
On a similar note, Alan of 8RO ran as a guide for a blind friend at the park run in Endcliffe Park last Saturday 14th October. He really did well and his family are so proud of him. What a lovely reflection of a student living out our Notre Dame School ethos! Well done Alan.
Meanwhile Aneeqa of Y8 raised over £100 for St. Wilfrid’s Centre. This is a safe and welcoming place for homeless and socially excluded adults. They can enjoy a hot meal and make friends.
Aneeqa says: "I had to complete a sponsored silence, throughout different lessons. This was difficult, but I challenged myself because I knew the cause was very worthy. I had many sponsors including family, teachers and friends. Fundraising is important because we are helping those in need. It is a way of showing appreciation for the things we have and cultivating a culture of generosity and selflessness."
My friend Hannah, Suzanne and I went to visit St. Wilfrid’s centre on 18th October to hand over the money I had raised to Josie, the Director of the centre. We had a great time and I was able to see the centre for the first time.