St Joseph's Penny Appeal has been in existence for 113 years and helps people who are in need who live within the Salford Diocese. Every penny raised is used to help people feel loved and safe, just like the Appeal's namesake did for Jesus. In previous years the money has been used to support young mums, to assist families to purchase gifts for Christmas and birthdays, to help temporarily house homeless people and help them become financially independent and to generally support children and adults in the Diocese.
Every pupil has taken home a penny box to fill with spare coins. Lots of boxes have been returned already and we had a fun counting session where we managed to count over £60 in 1ps and 2ps!
|Children counting the penny donations|
|Penny pattern fun|
We've also used the coins to play some great penny games during before school club including creating penny towers and shove penny. So far we have raised nearly £100 for the Appeal.