Pupils raise £1,200 in SCIAF’s ‘real gifts’ campaign
THE Scottish Catholic International Aid Fund (SCIAF) reaped the rewards of its Advent Real Gifts campaign last week as pupils from Taylor High School in Motherwell handed over a cheque for an incredible £1,200 to the charity.
The organisation had encouraged Catholics across Scotland to buy a meaningful gift this Christmas by providing supplies and farm animals for people in the developing world.
Pupils at Taylor High raised their huge contribution to the campaign by selling the gifts in local parishes throughout Advent.
SCIAF’s schools officer Mark Booker went to the school to collect the cheque from the hardworking young Catholic students.
He also spoke to students enrolled in the Caritas Award—a year-long Faith journey that encourages pupils to help out both in parishes and within their local community.
He explained how SCIAF could best spread their message of helping others to help themselves in schools across Scotland. A spokesperson for the school thanked everyone who ‘supported this worthwhile cause.’
Among the Real Gifts that SCIAF offered were a goat for £30, essential medicines for £50, sending a child to school for just £26, and teaching a family to fish for £20.
—This story ran in full in the January 20 edition print of the SCO, available in parishes.