‘Lunchtime with Friends’ raises funds for WORK

Many thanks to St. Edmund Campion parish in Maidenhead for a very generous donation to WORK.

One of their fundraising activities has been monthly lunches where friends meet to chat and enjoy lunch together.


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Invitation to lunch!





The ‘Christmas Star’ project at St. Edmund Campion involved people giving a donation to decorate a star on which they had written Christmas greetings. Instead of sending individual Christmas cards these greetings to all the parish were used to decorate the walls.  Thanks to Barbara McWalter for co-ordinating this great idea.



Parishioners with their cheque for WORK.  Thank you!






Mulled Wine and Mince Pies



An ‘At Home’ at the Presbytery of Sacred Heart Church in Kingsbridge raised £300 towards an incubator for St. Bakhita’s Health Centre.  This will save the lives of vulnerable new born babies.  Many thanks to all who supported this enjoyable event.  We have made a good start in raising the £5000 needed for this vital piece of equipment.

School and Church raising funds for WORK

St. Edmund Campion Church in Maidenhead have, along with their Primary School, raised funds for WORK.


Many thanks to Fr. Liam, the teachers and pupils at the school and the parishioners for their generosity and warm wishes.  Their enthusiastic response in supporting WORK’s projects is much appreciated.





Barn Dance and Books

A Barn dance organised by Sacred Heart parish in Kingsbridge, South Devon raised £357 for WORK.  Thanks to the musicians and caller who gave of their time and ensured that everyone had a good time – and thanks to all who supported the very enjoyable event.

Get ready to Dos-Si-Do and Face the Sides



Members of the church hold a book sale every Saturday to raise funds.  They also organise car boot sales.  Huge thanks to Maddy and Melvin Messina and their helpers for the steady flow of donations.  Every penny goes to those in need.

Maddy and Sarah helping a customer:


St. Joseph’s Primary School

St. Joseph's St. Joseph’s Catholic Primary School have raised £1,284.51 for the school in Kenya that they are supporting.  The cheque was presented to Mary-jane Butler, the founder of W.O.R.K. and Fr. Adrian Toffolo who is chair of W.O.R.K. at school assembly.  You can read more about the link between the two schools below.

Bouncy Castle Marathon

Ben Clark and family took part in the 5K inflatable fun run challenge at Westpoint, Exeter on the 23rd June to raise funds for W.O.R.K.

So far they have raised, with gift aid, over £500.   Thanks to the Clark team!

If you would like to sponsor Ben, Philly and 8 year old Olli you can use this link to Virgin Giving:




St. Joseph’s Lenten Fundraising

Ndovo's school in class

St Joseph’s Catholic Primary School in Newton Abbot is linked with Rehoboth Elite Academy in Misikhu. St Joseph’s pupils are raising money during Lent to pay for a water tank at the school.
The Head Teacher at St. Joseph’s explains “We welcomed the chance to develop a link with another school community. We are excited about extending our pupils’ understanding of ‘universal church’ and children’s lives that are different from their own experiences. Rehoboth Academy was built on land donated by an elderly couple. Many of the pupils are orphans. We have sent photographs and information about St Joseph’s. Elm class have written letters to the children. We aim to involve all our children in regular correspondence with the pupils at Rehoboth.”
Kids waving at Rehobath PS
You can support the children’s project at https://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/StJosephsCatholicPrimarySchool