St Bede’s College: Harvest and Faith in Action
Many families donated to the Harvest Festival Appeal at St Bede’s College in Manchester. We managed to fill my car and the College van with all the donations from prep and College. The team of volunteers at Cornerstone were overwhelmed by the kind generosity of the College Community. It was lovely to speak to a couple of the clients who were commenting as we unloaded the bags. They were so moved by the pupils’ donations, and I told them how this was our small way of showing we care for each person using the centre. We would like to thank all the wonderfully generous Harvest donations given by Prep School families. The amount of food given has been fantastic and will go a long way to helping those less fortunate than us. Every year we support our local charity Cornerstone and this year we are also supporting the Manchester Food Banks. In these worrying times of hardship, for so many families in our community, it is so heart-warming to see St Bede’s pull together to support those in need.
Jessica and Harriet in Prep 5 are members of the ‘Faith in Action Award’. The Faith in Action Award encourages young people through recognising, rewarding and celebrating their active faith lived out through service and reflection. The Award helps them connect their life and faith in a tangible manner. There are four ‘Pin Awards’, Discovery, Bronze, Silver and Gold with the girls aiming for their first award the ‘Discovery Pin’. To achieve this, they created a cake sale in the Prep library to raise money for ‘Project Pamplona’, the Prep’s chosen charity in Peru, and ‘Young Minds’ a whole school initiative supporting a charity helping young people with mental health issues. They were up very late on Wednesday baking cakes and shortbread to sell. They raised over £140. This is a wonderful amount for the charities. Well done, Jessica and Harriet. You are an inspiration to us all.
By Charlotte Hibbert, School Chaplain