At the end of last term, the South Clifton Catholic Federation (SCCF), organised a joint Mufti Day, engaging all of the pupils from all of our Catholic partner primary schools and St Gregory’s to wear their own clothes to school for the day, whilst raising money for CAFOD’s Make a Change Campaign. The aim of the collaboration was to encourage as many as we could to make even a small donations of change, making a big difference to the lives of some of the poorest people in the world.
Individual schools were also invited to stage their own fundraising activities to contribute to the money raised with efforts ranging from Funny Hats and Fairtrade Cakes to Piles of Pennies and Sponsored Spells.
The eight primary schools were St John’s and St Mary’s in Bath, St Patrick’s in Corsham, St Mary’s in Chippenham, Our Lady of Lourdes, St Paul’s, St Benedict’s in Midsomer Norton and Sts Joseph and Teresa in Wells.
To record the mammoth efforts of all the schools, a camera crew set out from St Gregory’s to visit each school in turn during the day, covering 100 miles. The crew were only allowed a 15 minute stop at each school to complete the film before returning to St Gregory’s at the end of the school day. They completed the task with just 3 minutes to spare.
Grace, one of the St Gregory’s presenters said: “It was great to see the enthusiasm of the fundraisers and their knowledge of how they can help. One school’s target was to raise enough 5ps to buy a goat’.
The final amount is still to be confirmed but our hope is that it will easily top £2,000.