"It is not God's will for some to have everything and others to have nothing." Archbishop Oscar Romero
At St John Fisher we hold several fundraising events throughout the year to support good causes and spread our kindness and love.
A few of the charities that we are involved with are:
- Cancer Research
- Father Hudson Lenton Appeal
- Poppy Appeal
During Lent, pupils did chores around the home and saved their pocket-money which they donated to the Good Shepherd Appeal.
As well as dressing up as book characters for World Book Day we collected donations for those less fortunate for ourselves. The money raised was donated to Book Aid; the money will be used to bring the joy of reading to children in many parts of the world.
Friday 2nd October - Brighten up this Harvest - Non-Uniform Day
Children will be encouraged to dress up as bright and bold as they can to support CAFOD. A £1 donation is requested to help raise funds towards their theme of 'Brighten up this Harvest.'
Friday 25th September - MacMillan Coffee Morning
We held an informal coffee morning in aid of MacMillan Cancer care.Thank you to everyone who stayed after our sharing assembly and enjoyed a cup of coffee, a slice of cake and a chat.
Your donations of cakes and monies were gratefully received. Our after-school Bake Sale, run by the Friends of St John Fisher, was a real success and we raised £116. A big THANK YOU to everyone for your support.
2014 - 2015
Autumn Term 2014
Our Harvest Mass took place in October. Parents, children and staff brought in food donations. During the Mass we said prayers for farmers around the world as well as for those who are not as fortunate as ourselves. Our donations were later delivered to the Oxford Food Bank.
In November we remembered all those who died in the wars around the world and collected money by selling poppies on behalf of the Royal British Legion.
In December we held a Christmas Jumper Day and raised over £500 for Kamran's Ward at the John Radcliffe Hospital. The staff there have been looking after Lucas in Year 2 and we wanted to say 'Thank You'.
Spring Term 2015
During Lent we are taking part in Father Hudson's Good Shepherd Appeal. During a recent Good Shepherd Mass we learnt more about the work of the Society and about the wide range of caring work it undertakes. We are supporting this work by collecting money in our Good Shepherd Appeal boxes.
On Thursday 26th March, KS1 and KS2 pupils took part in the 'Cheeky Monkey Marathon Challenge'.This is a charity event in which activities were based around the number '26'; the number of miles in a marathon etc. We are asking our family and friends to sponsor us for completing, for example, 26 push-ups or 26 minutes silence. Each class chose their own challenge. The money collected will go to the 'Children with Cancer' charity. Please sponsor us - the money needs to be in school by Wednesday 13th April. Thank you for your support.
Cheeky Monkey Challenge Update:
We are very, very proud - we have raised £1062. Thank you so much for sponsoring us.
Summer Term 2015
During Lent we took home Good Shepherd Appeal boxes and collected money from our families and friends. On Tuesday 19th May pupils in Year 6 attended the Good Shepherd Mass at Blessed Dominic Barberi Church, Littlemore where a cheque for £202 was presented to Father Hudson's Society. Your kind donations will be used to help babies, children and adults who are less fortunate than ourselves. Thank you for your generosity.