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Notre Dame Catholic High School’s first cycle of annual fund raising was in aid of the Bishop’s Walk, raising funds to support ongoing work at the centre. Sean Pender, Deputy Headteacher and the schools’ representative on the Bishops’ Walk, spoke about the strong relationship that has been formed between St Wilfrid’s and Notre Dame.  “Our students take a real interest in the work that goes on at the centre and the enthusiasm and commitment that goes in to the fund raising, although supported by form tutors, is driven by our young people putting their faith in to action.  It’s more than simply raising money, it is raising their awareness of social justice.  We have further fundraising projects in the pipeline in aid of St Wilfrids Centre, so watch this space.”

Josie Brooks, Director of St Wilfrid’s centre, visited a Year 7 assembly to receive a cheque from students for the grand total of £1,073. In addition, Sean Pender received sponsorship from staff raising £280.  Josie spoke to the students about recent developments at the centre and the impact their fundraising will have on the lives of many vulnerable people.

Pictured, Notre Dame students hand over the school’s fund raising total to St Wilfrid’s Centre Director, Josie Brooks.