For many years now during Lent the pupils of St Mary’s have given generously to St Joseph’s Penny.
We would usually take home money boxes to collect coins from friends and family, do jobs around the home to earn money for our boxes, give up sweets/chocolate and donate the money instead! In school each class would set up enterprises, do Easter competitions and cake sales, all to add to the school donation.
This year due to the Covid restrictions it is going to be challenging but we wish to continue our charity work as St Joseph’s Penny needs us! #LockdownLent
We have set up the following Just Giving page for our school to donate straight to the charity:
Throughout Lent we would like all our pupils to raise what they can and donate via the link above.
How can we raise money in lockdown?
Donate your pocket money: you can earn pocket money by helping your parents at home in a number of ways: tidy your bedroom, help with the cooking, read with your younger siblings, help with the gardening, wash the car, take the dog for a walk!
Do sponsored events: ask your friends and family to sponsor you to do a sponsored run, walk…take inspiration from Sir Captain Tom!
How about a sponsored silence…how long could you last? This will be a great treat for parents during lockdown!
Once we are all back in school we can also have Easter raffles and cake sales in our bubbles to add to the total raised.
If every pupil and staff member could just raise and donate £2 each we raise an amazing £520 for St Joseph’s Penny!
Come on St Mary’s let’s do what we can to help!