Motherwell school celebrates 26 years of Wee Box campaign success

Our Lady of Good Aid Cathedral Primary School's backing for SCIAF's Lent appeal praised

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SCIAF's WEE BOX BIG CHANGE Lent appeal this year raised a fantastic £3,198,056 for the charity's life-changing work with people devastated by hunger, poverty, war and natural disasters in some of the poorest countries in the world.

Lord Bates of the Department for International Development (DFID) visited pupils and staff at Our Lady of Good Aid Cathedral Primary School in Motherwell who have raised over £1,000 for the appeal by running Crazy Hair Days, Pyjama Parties and other fundraising activities. 

Maria Shields, Head Teacher of Our Lady of Good Aid Cathedral Primary School & Nursery Class, said: "We are delighted to support the work of SCIAF. Our school community is known for our generosity of spirit and thinking of others less fortunate than ourselves.

"Our Lenten charity fundraising provides a platform to demonstrate our Faith in action.

"The whole school is committed to continuing the long standing dedication to the Scottish Catholic International Aid Fund and I am immensely proud of all in our school community who, through their actions and prayers, fulfil our school motto: 'Living to Learn Learning to Live'."

Cathedral primary has been supporting SCIAF for 26 years and raised £35,500 in total. 

During the visit the Minister met SCIAF staff to learn more about the charity's work with poor families in Cambodia - who had featured in this year's appeal - and others around the world who received practical help so they can grow more food, earn an income, learn new skills, live in peace, and get emergency aid when disasters strike.

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