Forest Gate pupils raise £5,000 for overseas development charity

Denise Griffith & Headteacher Mark Johnson & students presenting the cheque for £5000 to CAFOD

Denise Griffith & Headteacher Mark Johnson & students presenting the cheque for £5000 to CAFOD - Credit: Archant

Students raised thousands of pounds to help those in need overseas by holding a number of sponsored activities throughout the school year.

Young women at St Angela’s Ursuline School, in St George’s Road, Forest Gate, took part in a sponsored walk, sponsored silences, cake sales, and much more for CAFOD (Catholic Agency for Overseas Development).

Denise Griffith visited from the charity and headteacher Mark Johnson handed a whopping cheque for £5,000 over on behalf of the St Angela’s girls.

This year, the school also raised an extra £2,000 for an organisation called Caritas, a charity developed by the deanery clergy, parishes and schools whose aim is to support the needy in Newham.