10 Mar CtS Lent Appeal 2021
“Each of you should use whatever gift you have received to serve others” 1 Peter Ch4:10
During this time of Lent we are reflecting on the Christian value of service and encouraging the children to think particularly about how they can use their gifts to raise money for our CtS Lent Appeal 2021, NHS Charities Together.
We are aware that as we are still in national lockdown it is not possible for us to organise large fundraising events so we want the focus to be on each child using their gifts in just a small way within their household or support bubble.
Children have been discussing ideas in class; maybe they could read a story to a sibling every day in return for a small donation to our Lent Charity, maybe they could help with the chores at home, maybe they could bake a cake for a family meal or organise a family sponsored run, dance, sing or cycle? Older children might like to organise a Zoom quiz for their friends and ask each friend who takes part to donate a pound – the possibilities are endless!
We have set up a Just Giving page to receive donations for our Lent Appeal; NHS Charities Together is a fantastic organisation that is an umbrella organisation for many charities who are doing tremendous work supporting our NHS workers, patients and volunteers. The Just Giving page will remain open all through Lent and to the end of the Easter holidays to enable the children to have as much time as possible to fundraise. Donations to our Lent appeal Just Giving page can be anonymous or if you would like to you can share in the comments section of your donation how the money was raised. Please do send any photos of your child using their gifts to their class teacher so that they can be shared with the class and on our school website – that way they can inspire others and we can spur each other on in our acts of service.
Thank you for helping our Lent Appeal to be a huge success!