Annually, St Edmund’s College actively engages  in supporting the Harvest Appeal. During this initiative, students contribute by wearing their personal clothing for a donation and participating in a simple lunch that includes soup, bread, and a piece of fruit. The funds saved from these modest meals are generously forwarded to CAFOD, the Catholic Agency for Overseas Development.

CAFOD, is a prominent international development charity with a mission to extend assistance to individuals enduring poverty, regardless of their religious beliefs or cultural backgrounds. As the official aid agency of the Catholic Church in England and Wales and a part of Caritas International, CAFOD plays a vital role in global outreach.

Yet, our involvement in the Harvest Appeal goes beyond mere fundraising. It is an opportunity to educate ourselves and, in a small but meaningful way, embody the words of Gandhi: “Live simply so that others may simply live.” Through this endeavour, we strive not only to make a financial contribution but also to foster awareness and promote the ethos of living a simpler life for the benefit of those less fortunate.