2020 - 2021
"Connected for Christmas" project
Last year, our school partnered with a charity called the Irish Chaplaincy Services who do amazing work in supporting elderly people living in isolation across London. This Advent, Holy Family children took part in a very special project with this charity called 'Connected for Christmas'. This week we have delivered 200 gift packs to elderly people across London! Inside each gift pack was a handmade, personalised Christmas card, a Christmas decoration, a calendar for 2021 and a note from the charity explaining their surprise gift. Below are some messages from the receivers.
"It was so nice to receive a card with my name on it. The children have given me so much joy."
"The children put so much effort into these cards. Please thank them for all they have done."
"The card is on the mantel-piece and the calendar is on the wall. It brought back so many memories of Ireland. I was sorry I couldn't go to Ireland this year. Ireland has come to me instead."
Harvest Appeal 2020
The children of Holy Family raised an astonishing £520 for Educare Family Support Service. Well done to the Mini Vinnies for organising this day and creating a beautiful Harvest assembly. The virtual assembly is still available to watch in the Video Resource Centre.
"We would like to thank The Holy Family Catholic Primary School again for the generous amount raised on their Rainbow Day for Educare Family Support Service. We greatly appreciate your donation and your support helps to further our mission through supporting families, including our essential food packs.
You truly make the difference for us, and we are extremely grateful!"
Naomi, Educare Family Support Service
Cavernoma Day September 2020
Holy Family supported the Cavernoma Society's 'Raspberry Day' and raised an incredible £392 for the charity! Thank you to Theo, 6 Nicholas for creating a video to help raise awareness of how cavernoma's affect the lives of so many.
"Thank you once again for everything you’ve done to help us. We really appreciate your support."
Simona, Cavernoma Society.
2019 - 2020
Carrying Out God's Work During Lockdown March- July 2020
Supporting Diabetes UK February 2020
The children of Holy Family raised £425 to support Diabetes UK. Our business manager, Mrs Morley is bravely running the London Marathon this year in support of this wonderful charity.
"I would like to thank you so much for supporting Diabetes UK and my fundraising on Friday 14th February. Many of us are affected by Diabetes, and the work of this charity is so important in helping to support people with Diabetes and working towards a cure. The school raised £425 which is a fantastic amount. This amount has helped me to exceed my fundraising target for when I run the marathon in April. Thank you once again."
Choir Visit to Meadows Care Home December 2019
The choir visited the residents of Meadows Care Home spread God's light through singing, dancing, music, laughing and smiling.
Catholic Children's Society- December 2019
Holy Family raised £949.02 for the Catholic Children's Society through different collections. The Mini Vinnies collected donations at the EYFS Nativities, KS1/2 Carol Concerts and on Christmas Jumper Day. Thank you for your generosity.
Harvest Appeal 2019
The families of Holy Family kindly donated dozens of boxes of food and clothing for our local homeless shelter. Thank you for your kindness and to the Mini Vinnies for helping organise this fundraiser.
“Dear all, I would like to take this opportunity on behalf of Acton Homeless Concern to thank teachers, parents and pupils for the recent donations and kind words of support for our volunteers, the homeless and inadequately housed individuals attending our Centre. There is no doubt of the huge need in our community and with the support of donations such as yours we are able to ensure that the homeless and needy do not go hungry"
Centre Manager, Acton Homeless Concern.
2018 - 2019
'Toys for Toys' event January 2019
The Mini Vinnies dropped off toys and a cheque to the sick children at St Mary's Hospital, Paddington. The toys and money came from their 'Toys for Toys' event.
"Thank you very much for your very kind donations of toys and gifts for children at St Mary’s Hospital this Christmas. We were overwhelmed by the response and generosity of your school; The donated gifts are being distributed to children receiving treatment during the festive period and on Christmas Day in stockings on the ends of their beds if they are in-patients. We truly appreciate your support this Christmas – here at COSMIC (Children of St Mary’s Intensive Care) we are a small team of four people and the generosity experienced by your team during the festive period. COSMIC is a small charity with a wide reach; providing a comprehensive programme of support for the PICU with funding for state-of-the-art equipment, research into the leading causes of childhood illness, training and education for doctors and nurses as well as emotional, social and practical support, including bereavement and family counselling. Once again, thank you very much for your support this year – we wouldn’t have been able to provide the level of festive cheer to the children and families of the PICU and further Children’s Department without your help."
COSMIC and the Children’s Intensive Care Unit