At St. Ambrose we support local, national and international charities by raising money, but also by our prayers and work in school. Over the years the school has raised funds for many different charities. During Lent and Appeal, every class participates in different activities to raise money. Last year the boys raised over £2,000 for the children in Pacakelli and Insakka school in Zambia. Two teachers Mrs Turner and Miss Waters took part in an immersion programme which allowed the school to connect with the Zambian Christian Brother Schools. The teachers held an assembly where they explained the work of the Christian Brothers, the boys understood the great poverty in these schools and they continue to write to the children in these schools. Every year, our donation will be sent to Zambia and we will continue to receive up-dates of how the donation is spend.
At the centre of the ethos of our school is the desire to help others, by following the example of Blessed Edmund Rice and the message of the Gospel.
In recent years we have also supported the following charities:
The Christian Brother projects overseas
Christmas Jumper Day supporting Save the Children
Cornerstone (to support local homeless people)
Francis House – Rainbow Trust
CAFOD (Catholic Fund for Overseas Development)
Vincent de Paul Society in Shrewsbury and Salford Diocese