St Augustine’s pupils raise £1,800 to help needy families

Kate and Robert present the cheque to Father Martin at St Augustine's High School.
Kate and Robert present the cheque to Father Martin at St Augustine's High School.

PUPILS at St Augustine’s RC High School, Billington, have dug deep into their pockets to raise money for local needy families.

After the school Mass to mark Holy Week, Year 11 pupils Kate Bray and Robert Jones presented a cheque for £1,888 to Fr Martin Dowd, who accepted it on behalf of the charity Caritas, also known as Saint Joseph’s Penny. The Mass included a re-enactment of the events of Holy Week performed by the pupils.

In other news from St Augustine’s, the annual PTFA International Food Evening was attended by large numbers of people, including mayors from the Ribble Valley and Hyndburn. There were stalls displaying food from places as diverse as Angola, Singapore and Greece as well as speciality breads and meats from local suppliers.