Lent and Giving

February 28th, 2012

We are now in the Christian season of Lent. In our RE lessons we have been learning about the traditional Lenten practices of prayer, fasting and giving money to the poor (almsgiving). We have also asked our young people to think about what they can do for other people, at this time and they have volunteered many suggestions.

As a school we are supporting a Lenten initiative, related to almsgiving, for the Nugent Care charity. Nugent Care is based in the North Westand serves the needs of vulnerable and marginalised people in our region including people with disabilities, the homeless, the elderly and children in care.

We are asking everyone in our St. Vincent’s community to send in a used, good quality item of clothing that is no longer needed, that could be recycled and sold in the Nugent Care charity shop inLiverpool.

We would be grateful if the items of clothing could be sent into school, week beginning March 5th and they could then be picked up en masse and delivered to the shop the following week.

Thank you very much in anticipation of your support for our initiative.

Could we also remind you that we are in Fair Trade fortnight and we will be talking about this in school as well. If you wish to know any thing more about this proposal, please contact Mrs P Gallagher at the school.l