Saint Mary's Catholic Voluntary Academy

Charity Fundraising

I was hungry and you fed me, thirsty and you gave me a drink; I was a stranger and you received me in your homes, naked and you clothed me; I was sick and you took care of me, in prison and you visited me....I tell you, whenever you did this for one of the least important of these followers of mine, you did it for me!  Matthew 25:35-40


Throughout the school year we support the work of CAFOD with regular guest speakers and pupil-led fundraising appeals.


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We asked our school community for input to help us select a local charity to support and fundraise for this academic year. We are proud to announce we have chosen to support Glossop Mountain Rescue. The team provide a rescue service in the Peak District National Park dealing with incidents both on the hills and within the community of Glossopdale. They are a self-funding team of volunteers offering a vital service to those needing help or in danger.




Macmillan Coffee Morning 2020

Our families' generous donations of cakes and money to spend at the coffee morning helped us to raise an amazing £345! Our parishioners could not join us this year so we took the cakes to them!


We had this message via Twitter - Love these photos! Thank you to everyone at Saint Mary’s Catholic Voluntary Academy for your support this year. Best wishes, Jamie - Coffee Morning Team.



Reverse Advent - December 2019

Our Reverse Advent donations received a welcome boost from the Amann Group who have generously donated £200 worth of food which will be sent along with our pupil's donations to Glossopdale Food bank.

Parish Christmas Fair

Two Advent angels helping on our school craft stall at All Saints and St Mary's Parish Christmas Fair. It was lovely to see so many of our families attending the event and buying raffle tickets in advance.

Pyjama Day for Bluebell Wood Children's Hospice - November 2019

Our school council members collecting donations and giving out leaflets for

Bluebell Wood on our pyjama day! Thank you Hannah for telling us about the important work the hospice does and how our money can help.

We are proud to support the Royal British Legion Poppy Appeal - 

November 2019

Brighten Up the Harvest - October 2019

Our Chaplaincy Team invited the children to come dressed in bright clothes to raise money for ⁦CAFOD. They are asked each child to donate £1 for the privilege which they hoped would help them reach their target of £150! 

MacMillan Coffee Morning

Wow! Your generosity is amazing! Thanks to the PTFA for running the event for our children and families.

Toy and Book Sale for CAFOD - Lent 2019


There was a buzz of excitement as the hard-working Chaplaincy Team held their toy and book sale! The event managed to raise an amazing £111.72 for ⁦⁦CAFOD.




Our Reverse Advent Foodbank Donations - December 2018