Project Compassion 2016: NSW

25 May 2016   |   Blog   |   Project Compassion

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Project Compassion brings out the best in Caritas Australia supporters with their great generosity again on display in the 50th year of Project Compassion, 2016.

NSW showed some great inventiveness and playfulness in their Project Compassion fundraising ideas.

On behalf of the many communities that our programs support Caritas Australia would like to offer a BIG THANK YOU!! to all our supporters. 

Bowl over the boss: Armidale

Student bowling a ball with teacher and other students looking on

During Lent 2016, McCarthy Catholic College, Armidale (NSW) Year 9 students, under the leadership of Mr Andrew Davy were especially creative and active in their Caritas fundraising. The first of their additional activities, was a lunchtime cricket event called ‘Bowl over the Boss.’ Years 7, 8 & 9 students were invited to bowl to staff members and try to ‘knock’ them over. The event raised $72.00 in thirty minutes. A second Year 9 Caritas initiative was the ‘Dance Battle’ which brought in a further $120.00. A very generous Mentor Group under the mentorship of Mrs Kate Godden chose to exercise their culinary skills by providing the staff with morning tea, which raised $108.00.

A further $369.70 was raised in two raffles, a staff raffle of consumable ‘goodies’ for the Easter Weekend and a student Easter egg raffle. It was with a great sense of pride that McCarthy are able to forward a cheque for $4,078.85 to Caritas this year.


Crazy sock day: Blayney

St Joseph's Primary School students' crazy socks

St Joseph's Blayney students with their crazy socks (above and below)

St Jospehs' Blayney students sitting in a circle showing their crazy socks


Curious students at St Aloysius launch

Martin Mazinga from Malawi in disucssion with a student at the Project Compassion launch at St Aloysius College in Sydney

Martin Mazinga from Malawi in discussion with students at the
Project Compassion launch at St Aloysius College in Sydney.

Martin Mazinga with Bishop Brady

Martin Mazinga with Bishop Brady outside St Mary's Cathedral,
Sydney, following the Mass that launched Project Compassion in Sydney.

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