Living out God's Mission
Living out God's Mission at Stella Maris
"Feed the hungry, and help those in trouble. Then your light will shine out from the darkness, and the darkness around you will be as bright as the noon." Isaiah 58:10
We invited all of the children in on Thursday 1st April to share a Lenten Breakfast with their class. The children shared hot cross buns, croissants etc and donated £1 to our Lenten fundraiser for Cafod. During the Lenten breakfast, the children shared a reflection and a prayer. Candles were lit and daffodils were put on the tables. It was such a lovely way to end the term and in total we managed to raise over £400!!!!! Thank you to everyone that came along and supported our chosen charity.
Marshall from the Imps "I love this breakfast...it is amazing!"
Throughout Lent and to celebrate World Book Day/Week, we asked the children to read their way through Lent. The children were provided with a sponsor form in which they could ask family and friends to sponsor them to read throughout Lent. The children wrote all the books they read during Lent and gave each book a score. Together, the children managed to raise over £400 for out Lenten charity, Cafod. Amazing job guys!!!
Many families in our community were helped during lockdown with food parcels and hot meals. One of our wonderful mums decided to help those who were struggling during this time. It all started on January 15th when Jo and Logan (from the Elves Class) made up packed lunches in order to help families ensure they had at least one meal during the day. This soon then became an emergency food bank, with many people donating food and money to help, the generosity was outstanding! To date, over eighty parcels have been made up. Thank you so much Jo! How amazing it is to see the love and kindness of our community
World Mental Health Day - Autumn 2021
On Friday 10th October we celebrated Mental Health Day at Stella Maris. We invited the children to wear something yellow and donate £1. As a school we raised £157 which was sent to the mental health charity called 'Young Minds.'
In response to our help they wrote to us saying "thank you so much for your kind donation to Young Minds, this will make an incredible difference to our work supporting children and families affected by mental health problems. Without your help, we would not be able to make an impact to the lives of children, young people and their families affected by mental health issues across the UK."
Thank you everyone!
Pixies Fundraising - Summer 2020
During lockdown, the Pixies Class decided to walk 500 miles in four weeks in order to raise money for a chosen charity. They wanted to have a purpose during this challenging time whilst trying to help others.
The Pixies did such a wonderful job and over the four weeks and managed to walk 588 miles altogether and raised a massive £1600!!!!!
We are so proud of them all. Originally they wanted to raise one hundred pounds and were so amazed at everyones support, they still can't quite believe how much they raised.
Fundraising for the Foodbank and NHS - Summer 2020
We wanted to share with you all the good work that Phoebe in Hobbits has done this week with vital fundraising for the local foodbank and the NHS. Phoebe wanted to do something to help, so with the support of her mum, dad and little sister Esme (Imps), she prepared a cake sale for her neighbours.
As of last night, she had raised a huge £80 to help these two vital services. We are very proud of Phoebe and want to say a huge congratulations. She has asked for the left over cakes to be taken into school today for the children of key workers.
Let us know if you have done anything similar - we need to share with our Stella family.
Lent Fundraising - Spring 2020
Lent is all about Prayer, Fasting and Almsgiving - this year our Almsgiving efforts are focused on raising money for CAFOD's 'What's your Goal?' project.
More than one football pitch of rainforest in the Amazon is being lost every minute. CAFOD is raising money to help stop this by supporting communities in the Amazon, to defend their land and save their homes.
Advent Fundraising - Winter 2019
Our Advent Fundraising effort in December 2019 was in aid of the homeless. Contributions collected via the Advent Breakfast, Christmas Jumper Day and collections after the Christmas Play and the Carol Concert amounted to a fantastic £639. Thanks to everyone in the community, children, staff, parents and others, who helped us with our fundraising.
In addition, a huge thank you for all the Tesco bags that were donated for the Helping the Homeless and Vulnerable (Salvation Army). The Sunshine Team handed over 75 bags generously given from the Stella Maris community.