St Gerard's Catholic Primary School
St Gerard's Catholic Primary School

As part of our Lenten fundraising activities, Spiritual Council decided that we would support the CAFOD Humanitarian Appeal for Ukraine by completing a sponsored walk around Castle Vale. The children dressed in yellow and blue to show our support and to reach out in solidarity to our brothers and sisters in need.

Millions of people in Ukraine have no safe place to call home. More than 2.5 million have already left the country, while countless more are still trapped underground, taking cover from the shelling, and desperate for a safe escape. Additionally, many thousands of people still have no food, no water, no medical care, and no heat or electricity.

CAFOD are part of one of the largest aid networks in the world – Caritas Internationalis, and because of their global reach and local presence, they are there when an emergency hits to work with communities and help understand people’s immediate needs.

“Small acts of love make big things happen.”

“Almsgiving sets us free from greed and helps us to regard our neighbour as a brother or sister.” Pope Francis