Rebuilding Nepal brick by brick

21 Aug 2015   |   Blog   |   Supporter action

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Nepal event

Bricks, bunting, prayers and messages – all in the name of solidarity and support for the people of Nepal.

Earlier this year, Fran Grant attended Caritas Australia’s Women for the World lunch at the invitation of one of her friends. Although she had previously heard of Caritas, she had never been personally involved.

But after Fran heard Rupa Rai, the special guest from Caritas Nepal speak, she was inspired to take the message to her local parish, her children’s school and her community.

Fran decided to hold a morning tea fundraiser at the Holy Family school hall, and invite parents, students and friends to come and hear more about the work of Caritas.

With the school, Fran invited Suzy McIntyre from Caritas Australia’s Humanitarian Emergencies team to speak about the work of Caritas in responding to emergencies, especially the earthquake in Nepal.

The school also came up with a creative fundraising initiative, where parents and kids could 'buy a brick to rebuild Nepal'.

Students writing their name on bricks

The students also got involved by creating beautiful bunting with prayers and messages of solidarity for the Nepalese people. Suzy has taken the bunting with her to Nepal to share the messages with our partners in Nepal.

Bunting with prayers and messages of solidarity

We would like to say a very big thank you to Fran and all the students and parishioners at the Holy Family school in Lindfield. Together they have raised nearly $6000 for the Nepal Emergency response.

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