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As a school we support and raise money for Father Kakuba and the Kanyike Project in Uganda. We spend the six weeks of Lent fundraising as a school. Each class chooses a fundraising idea. Over the last few years ideas have ranged from a Teddy Bears' Picnic in the Early Years; a Toy Sale in Key Stage 1; and a Come and Have Fun Day organised by Year 6. We have as much fun as possible to raise as much money as possible. The money we raise and send to Kanyike has helped to build a school, provide water in the village and help with farming equipment.
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Kiddies Support Scheme (K.I.S.S.) aims to relieve poverty, to preserve and protect health, to advance religion and to improve education among children and their families who are in conditions of hardship, sickness and distress. The project is set in Uganda and was founded by a former pupil of St Thomas More School.
Throughout the year we support K.I.S.S. We have raised funds and had many collections including collecting colouring pencils, rulers, balloons, clothes and old shoes. In the picture opposite you can see a girl wearing one of our school shirts.
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We recycle our old clothes and shoes in a Planet Aid Bank.
The money raised provides support for education, health training and environmental programmes aimed at the relief of poverty and the development of the poorest communities in India and Africa.
In the last year our clothing bank produced approximately 1000kg of clothing.