As a Catholic School charitable fundraising is a very important aspect of our mission. Our students are encouraged to support a wide range of charities including CAFOD. The students work as individuals, as part of their form, as members of the school council and as a whole school to raise money. Recent projects include:-
- The Knaresborough Bed Race. £1,205 in sponsorship support for the Children’s Heart Surgery Unit at Leeds General Infirmary. “A real team effort,” commented a delighted Headteacher Mr Pritchard. “We are committed as a school to the local community and it showed on the day of the Bed Race.”
- Harvest Tin Tower – in 2016 over 1,000 cans were donated to St Pio Priory Soup Kitchen in Bradford.
- Macmillan Coffee Morning – A total of £571 was raised in 2016.
- Wear Red Day for the Children’s Heart Surgery Fund at Leeds General Infirmary. In February 2017, a total of £703.45 was raised for this worthy cause.
One of our main fundraising events is CHILDREN IN NEED which is organised by the 6th form. In a week of fun filled events including a staff v student football match, auction, 6th Form pantomime, quiz and bake-off, we raised well over £5,250 in 2016.
St John Fisher is also proud to support the work of Martin House Children’s Hospice.