Students at St. James’ are very generous with their time and money, working throughout the school year to raise money for our designated charities.

Each year group raises money for a nominated charity:

Year 7 – Cafod 

The International Catholic Aid agency for England and Wales. Working to alleviate poverty and the impacts of it around the world, as well as providing disaster relief.

In June 2018 students took part in Cafod’s Share the Journey campaign, walking a total of 298 miles between them and raising a fantastic £1,271.14.

Year 8 – Retrak 

A faith-based charity whose vision is a world where no child is forced to live on the street.

Year 9 – St. Ann’s Hospice

Providing care and support to people living with, or affected by, life-limiting illness.

Year 10 – Prem Dan 

We have links with Aquinas VI Form College’s ‘India Project’ – supporting Prem Dan, a small charity that educates children of low income groups, often providing boarding as well as education.

Year 11 – The Wellspring

Providing services to homeless and disadvantaged people 365 days of the year, working to support people out of homelessness.

Each year our Year 11 prefects organise a collection of tinned goods to support The Wellspring in their work, with each form creating a Christmas Hamper.

Whole School Lenten Effort – Caritas Shrewsbury 

The social action and social justice agency of the Diocese of Shrewsbury which seeks to develop the Church’s social mission in the years ahead. Their vision is of all children, families and communities being empowered to experience a fullness of life.

Cake sales, sponsored silence and a chocolate fountain were just some of the fundraising activities the students organised last year.

As a community we have whole school Sponsored Walks in July. Each year group raises funds for their designated charity. So far since 2013 we have raised over £20,000.

“There are many opportunities that exist beyond the classroom for pupils to be engaged with local, national and international charities”

Diocesan Section 48 Report, May 2017

Jesus looked at them and said,
“With man this is impossible, but with God all things are possible”

Matthew 19:26