The children of St John’s Catholic Primary School in Chorlton, Manchester exceeded all expectations by raising £1,750 for the Living & Learning Programme (L&L) in Rio de Janeiro.
Guided by their teachers, Mrs Frances Taylor and Miss Clare Seccombe, the children sang, danced, and through role play, demonstrated to Anne Wilson from CAFOD Salford and Joe Howson from Volunteer in Brazil how they had raised such a fantastic amount of money.
Mrs Taylor and Miss Seccombe have first hand experienced of the L&L programme and it is through their energy, enthusiasm and dedication that the children where able to channel all their creative energies into supporting the children of Rio. Two fantastic assemblies, delivered in Rio like temperatures, were a joy to behold.
In this video Dan Pallotta suggests that if charity fund raising is to meet the needs of the world we must ditch the idea that raising charity funding is somehow a pure activity and start using ‘for profit business’ tools such as investment in advertising, recruitment and maybe shareholders.
Convinced? Then read Phil Bucchanan’s article.
The United Nations 2012 report on the Millennium Development Goals emphasised the need to develop stronger global partnerships if the world is going to achieve the poverty reduction targets by the year 2015.
Through partnership working with Global Link Development Education Centre, Longridge High School and Volunteer in Brazil, bonds of solidarity and support are being developed between children in Longridge and families in rural Brazil.
Young people started by learning about the Millennium Development Goals in early 2012. In the summer of the same year they organised a Brazilian style carnival to raise money and now in February 2013 they are in the process of supporting Neto and his family (in the community of Panasco, in the interior of the state of Piaui) to build a chicken house where Neto and his family intend to rear chickens for sale. Martin, our Micro Finance Co-ordinator, is supporting Neto and will send regular updates and encourage dialogue with the community at Longridge High School.
Just few days before my flight to Brazil, I thought it might be a good idea to tell my friends about the projects in Cristino Castro and maybe do a small fund raising event. So I sent around an email with a video about Volunteer in Brazil’s Micro Loan Initiative. Amazingly, my friends from the Slovak Catholic Mission in London managed to put together almost £2000.00 for the loans project.
I would like to thank them for their generous donations and support!
Shopping on-line for Christmas? You could support our projects in Brazil by using EasyFundRaising.
This is a service that enables you to shop online with your favourite stores at no extra cost and at the same time raise vital funds for the children of the Living and Learning Project in Rio de Janeiro.
Just a minute or two to set up … which you could do now.
Once you know how easy it is, do please pass the idea to your on-line shopper family and friends. I have used it for two years and it works well.
This Christmas we have set ourselves the challenge of persuading twenty more people to contribute in this way! Will you be one?
Not only was a record time set for the marathon but this year it has also raised a record amount. With some monies still to come we will shortly be sending £1900.00 to support the Living and Learning project in Rio. You can see one of the students at the project giving his response to the news.
I wonder if he might supply us with his name ?
Well done and thank you to everyone who contributed to this success.
Bicycles old,new, begged, borrowed, high spirits and good humour were in plentiful supply as cyclists and support teams came under starter’s orders. But not before Joe welcomed the regular stalwarts and those making their first appearance, including visitors from the ‘Going Global’ group who are recently returned from witnessing the reality of life for children living in the violence of the favelas.
With five laps to complete, personal bests to beat, and new records to set the experienced legs flew round in record time. No less heroic were those less practised and new to marathon cycling who displayed great valour and determination on a route not without its challenges. The support teams came into their own supplying refreshments, advice, copious amounts of cheering and encouragement. We even had our very own Bradley Wiggins look alike, see if you can spot him below.
I was touched and moved by all the participants who cycled, supported and sponsored the event and created a wonderful atmosphere. The monies we raise is vital funding for the children and their families living in the harsh conditions of the urban slums of Rio. Joe Howson
Forthcoming fund raising events planned will be :
Hothersall Lodge Activity Days – come and sample our outdoor activities
8th June (8:30 to 5:00 pm) – Children aged 7 to 11
8th July (11:30 – 7:30 pm)- Adults (18+)
Cost £20 for the day (less than £2.50p per hour)
For further details and an application form please contact Dave and Shelagh – firstname.lastname@example.org
Other fundraising event details to follow – watch this space
Volunteers of all ages turned out in force to cycle, marshal, cheer lead, or make refreshments for the third annual Cycle Marathon.
Listen to Joe,(chairman of VinB)and other volunteers talk about their hopes for the afternoon, which should raise about £1000.00 for the children in the Living & Learning project in Rio.
Thank you to everyone who took part and to those who sponsored the riders.