St John’s rises to the challenge to support STEKA

We were delighted this morning to be visited by representatives from STEKA who explained about the work of Godknows and Helen in Malawi to support street children. STEKA provides 67 children with a home with the promise of education and a good start in life. The children cared for are aged between 18 months and 23 years of age. Gift, aged 21 is studying in public sociology at Queen Margaret University spoke well and confidently answered a variety of questions for the assembled children.

Together, we raised an incredible £342.07 for STEKA today and were happy to help supporting the building of training centres to provide job opportunities for the young people such as Gift.


St John’s deliver socks to help others

We went to Leith Primary School by taxi and we gave the socks we are gathered to Joseph and said hello to him. On the way back I got a festive doughnut and crisps from Mrs Kelly and had a chat with Annie, Kayden and Bartek. I felt proud that I donated socks to Joseph to help homeless men and women. Thank you to everyone else who helped too.

written by Kieran P6A

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Advent Foodbank Collections in St John’s

Primary 6 have started collecting food donations as part of our Advent preparations this year. Following on from the success of last year, St John’s are collecting donations of tinned foods and toiletries as well as chocolate, tea and coffee and donating these to the Trussell Trust at the North East Edinburgh Food Bank, located in Leith.

We are grateful for any donations and thank you on behalf of the Trussell Trust for the wonderful response we have received over the past few years. Below is a link to the Trussell Trust website which gives you more information about the invaluable work they do in our local Edinburgh community.

Mary’s Meal fundraising

On the 29th November, Martha, Zuzanna, Gabriela, Nicole (P6A) and Aoife (P3B) visited all the classes in the school and sold cakes and lemonade for 20p each to raise money for Mary’s meals. Mary’s meals is a charity which helps provide children with a hot meal at school each day. For just £13, a child can enjoy meals each day for a whole year.

The girls raised £25.90 which Mary’s meals will double to provide even more children with a hot meal each day. The girls also raised money selling cakes at church last Sunday.

Well done Girls for a great effort and thank you to everyone who supported them by purchasing a yummy cake!