St Francis' 
Catholic Primary School 
A very warm welcome to St Francis' Catholic Primary School  

Charitable Giving 

As a caring School, we have been thinking of others, either by raising money or sending in gifts for those less fortunate than ourselves. Below you will find information about some of the good causes we have supported this year: 

Harvest 2017 £383.50 

Children came into school looking amazing in a range of rainbow colours and spent their coins at a variety of class stalls raising money for CAFOD to help ‘brighten up the world’. 

Lent 2017 ~ Bed Push  

The whole school had enormous fun pushing wheelchairs and a hospital bed up and down the playground to raise money for local charities, Motivation (a charity which provides specially adapted wheel chairs for children in poorer countries) and Southmead Hospital's Cancer unit. Children wore something to remind them that they were helping those who are sick. They also brought their cuddly toys to school to put on the bed and have a push in a wheelchair! 
At a school assembly a cheque was presented to representatives from the two charities. The event was organised by the school prayer team who have been focussing on the Corporal act of mercy "Heal the sick". 
Thank you for the donations given after 'Book at Bedtime'. They will help send books to libraries in Africa. 

Book Aid International 2017 £31.96 

Comic Relief 2017 £248.30 

Children wore a piece of red clothing and their Comic Relief t-shirts with their school uniform. And of course, their red nose! 
Children's Pilgrimage Trust to Lourdes and Childrens Hospicecare are the benefactors of the collections from the KS1 Nativity and KS2 Carol Service. 
Christmas Collection 2016 £642.32 
Photo with thanks to North Somerset Times 
53 Shoeboxes 2016 
Thoughtful and generous children at St Francis' School, Nailsea, have been helping make another child's Christmas a happy one by donating gifts and adding them to a colourfully decorated shoe box. The boxes are sent to children in other European countries who would not normally receive a present at all at Christmas. 

Wear it. Beat it. Day £127.25 

The children had great fun wearing something red to school, whilst supporting the British Heart Foundation's Wear It. Beat It. Day. A parent has been actively involved in this campaign and spoke to the children during an assembly to raise their awareness. 
Children in Need 2016 £364.17 
A group of thoughtful year 5 children were very busy this week preparing fun fundraising activities for Children In Need. Children dressed up in spotty clothes, filled giant spots with coins, took part in a raffle and then at the end of the day, their parents had a chance to join in the fun with a cake sale. 
Photo with thanks to North Somerset Times 
Royal British Legion 2016 £75.23 
Every year we hold a Service of Remembrance in school to remember all the people who lost their lives during the two World Wars and other conflicts. Pupils and staff were invited to buy a poppy to help support the work of the Royal British Legion.  
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