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Columban Fayre

This is the annual school fayre and one of the biggest events of the school year. The school gym is filled with local businesses and school groups. Hundreds of visitors come to the school on the third Saturday of November every year. The school fundraises for its own projects but also makes a signifciant donation to many charitiable causes between £3000-5000. The fayre also provide opportunities for local charities to set up stalls and promote their work and fundraise.

Aims

This is the annual school fayre and one of the biggest events of the school year. The school gym is filled with local businesses and school groups. Hundreds of visitors come to the school on the third Saturday of November every year. The school fundraises for its own projects but also makes a signifciant donation to many charitiable causes between £3000-5000. The fayre also provide opportunities for local charities to set up stalls and promote their work and fundraise, e.g. Mind, Crohn's & Colitis, UK. 

Background

This tradition has been going for over 50 years and is well known in the local community. Lovely opportuntiy for old friends to meet and community to shop for Christmas.

Resources

The whole site is dedicated to the school fayre.

All Senior and prep staff are invovlved and at least 400 students help fundraise. The school choose a fundraising cause for the school, such as a minibus purchase, and also donates to several charities (see below - impact)

Impact

Example of annual fundraising:
• £1,000 donated to St Francis School, Malole, Zambia.
• £1,000 donated to the Brothers of the Sacred Heart, Icon of Hope project in the Philippines.
• £1,000 donated to CAFOD.
• £200 donated to Home Start a charity which supports vulnerable local families.

Pupil Involvement

800 boys fundraise

Hundreds of parents support the fayre

Hundreds of visitors from the locality visit the school on the day

Frequency

Annually

It has been since the Brothers of the Sacred Heart came to the school many decades ago.