The children at St Bride's are gearing up for their Big Breakfast (Photo: St Bride's)
When SCIAF found out about the Big Breakfast being held at St Bride's in Cambuslang, we asked Siobhan Patterson and Joanna Clark of the Children's Liturgy Group to explain
You are never too young to host a fundraising event for SCIAF. Just ask the children from St Bride’s Parish in Cambuslang. Each year, during Lent, those children preparing for their First Holy Communion have the privilege of hosting a BIG BREAKFAST in aid of SCIAF.
The young parishioners will don big smiles and aprons, armed with notepads and pens, they will become waiters and waitresses for the morning, taking orders and serving to a packed church hall.
The buzz from the hall will be exhilarating and we have no doubt that the parishioners will dig deep to reflect the effort the children put in. After all you can’t beat being served breakfast and what a choice you have!
The menu - A roll with sausage or bacon doubled up with potato scone; freshly baked scones or another sweet delight from a fine selection of homebaking; washed down with the perfect cup of tea or coffee and to finish, the added satisfaction that you are supporting SCIAF in the amazing work they do.
In learning about the “Reign of God” at school and at Children’s Liturgy the children truly understand their Living Faith. At Children’s Liturgy recently some children shared how they had already helped. Eilidh explained how she donated all the money she got as birthday gifts and Paddy is planning to hold a jumble sale during Lent and will split his earnings between SCIAF and Water Aid. All the children are really keen to help those less fortunate than themselves and are motivated to raise as much money as possible.
We visited the children at school to talk to them about the upcoming Big Breakfast and the importance of helping others. They are so focussed and are already getting very excited about taking part. We were amazed by their responses when talking about why they wanted to support SCIAF and the work they do:
Kate said “If you raise money for SCIAF you could change a child’s life.”
Ciaran said “They are not as lucky as we are so I like to give money to try and make others happy.”
Ciara said “I know we can change the lives of those who need medicine, water and food and you can change a life by giving money to SCIAF.”
Joseph said “I want the less fortunate to have a better environment, food and water or help them to build houses to stay in.”
Abby said “I think we should give them more food, water and so much more.”
Rebecca said “They give that money to the poor and help them to buy food, water and animals to help them live.”
James said “They need more water, food, supplies, crops, bricks and cement to make a well, to make Africa better.”
Every year the children surpass themselves and we’re sure this year will be no different. We are so proud of each and every one of them. As the BIG BREAKFAST approaches and the excitement continues to build we are confident that with the help of such enthusiastic young fundraisers the donations will quite literally ‘roll’ in on the 25th March 2012!