Lenterprising pupils raise funds for charity

26 March 2015

St Wilfrids School pupils with their Lenterprise scheme

Primary school pupils from Bishop Auckland have been inspired to be creative this Lent and used their collective talents to make money for charity.

The assembly hall at St Wilfrid's RC Primary School was turned into a market place, this month, selling a range of hand-crafted produce including holy bracelets, holy tattoos, milkshakes, lollies, Easter cards, chocolate biscuits and bookmarks.

Pupils from First Steps to Year 6 had taken up St Cuthberts Care's "Lenterprise" challenge - the opportunity for schoolchildren to use their skills and imagination to develop small fundraising enterprises during Lent to raise funds for charity.

"All the money raised will support our annual Good Shepherd appeal," says St Cuthberts Care's fundraising manager, Nicola Milne. "Primary schools are focusing on our 5p Bus project for deprived communities, while funds raised by our secondary schools will go towards the development of our specialist projects, helping us to provide the very best in care and support for people who are disadvantaged by circumstance or disability."

The results of all the pupils' fundraising efforts will be received at popular celebrations of Mass in locations around the Diocese in the summer term.

"Our Good Shepherd Masses continue to provide an ideal opportunity for students to join together to celebrate their talents and efforts and to allow us to thank everyone in person," says Nicola.