Students go without food in aid of appeal

Students from Blessed George Napier Catholic School took part ina 12-hour fast in aid of CAFOD. They also played basketball. NNL-150303-154641001
Students from Blessed George Napier Catholic School took part ina 12-hour fast in aid of CAFOD. They also played basketball. NNL-150303-154641001

Students at a school in Banbury went without food for 12 hours to raise funds for young people affected by weather-related disasters around the world.

Year 11, 12 and 13 students from the Blessed George Napier School fasted on Friday last week in aid of CAFOD’s Lent appeal.

The students fasted from 8am, breaking their fast at 8pm with pizza.

RE teacher Lizzie Harris said 25 students took part as well as several staff members and there were also a number of activities throughout the day.

She said: “Some of the students even played basketball.

“The Year 11 boys were struggling and everyone started to get a bit cranky, but once the pizza arrived everyone was amazed they were able to do it. They had a good idea of what it is like to be hungry for a day.”

She added the money raised was still coming in.

This year’s CAFOD appeal focuses on supporting people affected by climate change. Students also wrote to their MPs and pledged to change something in their lives to tackle climate change.

The UK government is matching every pound donated to the Lent Fast Day appeal up to the value of £5 million 
between February 18 and May 17.

CAFOD works with communities in Asia, Africa and Latin America.