Forest Gate staff find charitable way to celebrate
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Staff at a school in Forest Gate found a more environmentally friendly and useful way to celebrate over the holidays.
Around 150 teachers at St Bonaventure’s Roman Catholic School decided to stop sending cards to each other and make a cash donation to charity instead.
The school’s chosen organisation was Catholic Agencies For Overseas Development (CAFOD), a charity that St Bon’s and its partner school St Angela’s have a long history of helping.
The idea generated over £1,000 just over the festive season alone.
Assistant Headteacher, Vivienne Querry, added: “When I first suggested we all do this, the staff thought it was a brilliant idea.
“They didn’t have to write dozens of cards and a charity benefitted.
“Who knows we might have started a new tradition.”
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