On a lovely bright and mild December day Year 12 students from All Saints RC School setup there stalls and activities in the centre of York as part of the St Crux Christmas Market. There were people queuing up waiting for the doors to open, and from the moment they opened at 10 am until 3 pm the students were busy selling. It was a great opportunity for members of the public to buy some good value items for Christmas. At 3 pm what was left was boxed up and the young leaders took them to a range of charity shops on Goodramgate, who were very grateful for the contributions.
The café was also a huge success, it was a little slower to start in the morning but from 11 am it was very busy until they closed at 4 pm. They sold lots of hot drinks, sandwiches and cakes, and the young Leaders ensured the customers received high quality products along with excellent customer service. The amazing young leaders worked really hard both outside and in the café, and many members of the public commented on their warmth and friendliness.
The money raised will go towards the costs of students from the Y12 Archbishop of York Leadership Group going to Romania with ‘Cry in the Dark’ next year. This also includes a significant donation to the charity, as the fund raised from the market totalled £933. An amazing achievement that would not have been possible without the support of everyone who came to Market at St Crux on Friday 2 December.
The young leaders wanted to thank all those parents’, office staff, support staff and teachers who donated the bric-a-brac, books, CD’s and DVD’. Also for the fantastic support on the day they received from: Clare Oaten the ‘St Crux’ expert, Elaine Wright school Office Manager and Chaplain, Dave Gibson and Hazel Smith from the school. Without the team effort they could not have achieved the amazing result on the day.