Year 7 Bake Sale at Our Lady of Dolours Church - Mercy Catholic College Chatswood
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Year 7 Bake Sale at Our Lady of Dolours Church

On Sunday morning eight Year 7 students held a Bake Sale to raise money for the St Vincent de Paul Winter Appeal. The students demonstrated excellent leadership skills in the planning and organisation of the Bake Sale, under the direction of Lily R. The delicious spread of cakes that the students baked were impressive and were sold out quickly and raised over $450 for the Vinnie’s. It was wonderful to see our Year 7 students demonstrating such a strong passion for social justice and embracing the Mercy charism with their generosity of time and spirit. Catherine McAuley our foundress reminds us that “the poor need our help today, not next week” and these young women have certainly responded to this call.

Below is a student reflection about the Bake Sale.

My friends and I were thinking of ways we could raise money for charity, have lots of fun and also gain social justice hours towards the Honours and Blue and Gold Award. We came up with the idea of holding a ‘Bake Sale’ after the Family Mass service on a Sunday, with all money raised going towards the Vinnies Winter Appeal. We received approval from the church and Ms Stojanovski and we advertised our Bake Sale in the Church Bulletin. Together eight students in Year 7 made loads of homemade cakes, muffins, biscuits and slices. On Sunday the 11 August, we braved the cold wind and were thrilled that we made $453.50 for the Vinnies Winter Appeal. There were many satisfied and happy customers, whom I am sure are enjoying our yummy baked goods! We had a lot of fun and enjoyed the process of organising this event with the end result being over and above our expectations. Thank you Ms Stojanovski for all your help and braving the cold!

Lily, R (Year 7 Student)