Amelia puts her best foot forward for Lenten fundraising challenge

Amelia puts her best foot forward for Lenten fundraising challenge

25 February 2021

Year 7’s Amelia was one of the first out of the blocks in response to Chaplain Fr Gerry’s Lenten challenge to raise money for the Cardinal Hume Centre. Early in the half term break, Amelia completed a sponsored walk around Richmond Park and raised a fantastic £307, exceeding her £250 target. It was very much a family affair as Amelia’s younger sister, Izzy, pictured with Amelia, was also raising money for her school’s chosen charity, Children with Cancer. The girls and their parents covered more than 12km, getting just a little wet in the process, but for very worthy causes.

The funds raised by Amelia and others in the Woldingham community during Lent will go to the Cardinal Hume Centre in London to support the great work the Centre is doing in helping homeless people, families who have lost their jobs during the pandemic and young people, aged 16-24 years old, who have moved away from their parental homes and are now trying to rebuild their lives. 

When setting the Lenten challenge, Fr Gerry told us that in the entrance hall of the Cardinal Hume Centre there is a plaque on the wall which reads, “Each individual life must be accorded full protection and respect. Each person matters, no human life is redundant.” Fr Gerry asked the Woldingham community to be creative in raising funds during Lent to help those who need us most and who will benefit greatly from our generous giving.

If you are able to donate to the Cardinal Hume Centre, Woldingham School’s bank details are below. Please use the reference E120 on all donations transferred for the charity.

Bank:  Barclays Bank plc
Branch:  Caterham The Croydon Group
Account Name: Woldingham School
Sort Code: 20-24-87
Account Number:  80809381
IBAN:  GB84BARC 2024 8780 809381
SWIFTBIC: BARCGB22