St Joseph's Catholic Academy

Mobberley Road, Goldenhill, Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire, ST6 5RN, Tel: 01782 235393

"Learning and Growing Together in Faith and Friendship"

Charitable Work

Charitable Work

As a Catholic school, we always seek to give alms to those in need. We fundraise throughout the year for a variety of charitable causes, including global, national and local charities:

Global:  Mary's Meals, which sets up a schools' feeding programme in the world's poorest countries and CAFOD. 

     

   

National: The Good Shepherd Appeal- Fr. Hudson's Care

                                               

 

 

 

 

 

 

Local: Stoke-on-Trent Food Bank and Number 11, a local homeless charity based in Burslem

               

 

Autumn Fundraising 2020

Our charity focus during Autumn term was for Number 11, a local homeless charity based in Burslem, whose vision is to bring hope and restoration to the lives of the most vulnerable people in our local community. As a Christian charity, they believe the bible calls us not just to love people, but to love them well – going the extra mile, and not just meeting temporary need. Number 11 supports those in crisis to look deeper at the causes of problems, often exacerbated by factors such as isolation or low self-esteem. They then work with individuals to resolve these crisis, whether it be debt, struggles with mental health or substance abuse, unemployment, relationship breakdown, difficulties with benefits, isolation or a wide variety of other issues. Through supporting Number 11, we are raising children's awareness of the everyday struggles of local people in our own community. We held a non-uniform day to raise much-needed money and also brought in items of food to help feed the hungry. Here is a picutre of Kathleen with her personal donation. She saved her own money for several months, then went shopping and spent it all on food for Number 11. Her kind donation was very much welcomed by Dave Nixon, Centre Manager, whi she was able to meet to hand over her offerings. 

Spring Fundraising 2020

Our charity focus for the Spring term was the Good Shepherd Appeal for Fr. Hudson's Care. Fr Hudson's is a charity that operates locally within our Dicoese. The team at Fr. Hudson's work on outreach projects with familes, the vulnerable in society, the homeless, the elderly- reaching out to all sectors of our local society to provide support and comfort for those in need. All families have been provided with a collection box in order to donate to this worthy cause, 

  

Autumn Fundraising: 2019

Our school focus for the Autumn term was fundraising for CAFOD. We joined forces with our other eight Collegiate schools and raised a fantastic £5000 in total to buy a health clinic to support the most vulnerable in the world, providing medical care for their community. Phil Mayland joined us for a whole school assembly on Monday 23rd September to launch our fundraising events and explain to us the right for everyone to live a healthy, happy life. We learnt how children in Uganda and other parts of the world do not have access to fresh water, enough food to keep them healthy or an education. We held a wide range of fundraising events as a whole school and as individual classes throughout this term in our quest to contribute to the Health Clinic and were really proud to have raised over £700 as a school- the greatest primary school contributors to the collegiate fund. Many thanks to all of our supportive families for your generosity and to our wonderful children for your super fundraising efforts and enterprise! A special thank must go to Lucas Jones, who, with the support of KMF, sold a range of donated products and donated over £100 to the overall fundraiser. 

     

CAFOD Family Fast Day

On Friday 4th October, our whole school 'Brightened Up' for CAFOD. Thank you to everybody who dressed in their brightest clothes and donated to our Health Clinic appeal for CAFOD.

Class Fundraising

Week beginning 30th September: Year 5 and 6 fundraising week

Week beginning 7th October: Year 3 and 4 fundraising week

Week beginning 14th October: Year 1 and 2 fundraising week

Week beginning 4th November: Foundation Stage fundraising week