Dagenham pupils take part in ‘feast to fast’ event for charity

All Saints pupils enjoy doughnuts on the feast day (Picture: Jessica Coffin)

All Saints pupils enjoy doughnuts on the feast day (Picture: Jessica Coffin) - Credit: Jessica Coffin

Pupils spent one day feasting on doughnuts before spending the next fasting - all in the name of charity.

Youngsters at All Saints Catholic School took part in a ‘feast to fast’ event in support of aid agency CAFOD’s annual Lent appeal.

The fundraiser, which saw more than £180 collected, was organised by school council members, who arranged the doughnut sale and spoke to every class about the activites taking palace.

Those who wanted to abstain from eating at school for the day could do so, while the whole school wrote prayers on cut out fish to make a display.

School chaplain Doug Mongan said: “It was fantastic to see our young people taking such an active part in serving others and raising awareness and collecting money for those less fortunate than themselves in such a fun way.”

CAFOD’s representative in Dagenham, Chris Driscoll, said: “We would like to say a big thank you to All Saints for joining us in transforming communities this Lent. “By coming together and adding up all the small things, we can make a massive difference.

The money raised by the Wood Lane, Dagenham school will be used to support CAFOD’s work in the south African country of Zambia, where it is estimated that over half the population live below the poverty line.