A central focus of the College's activities is charitable fundraising. It is acknowledged as one of the leading educational fundraisers for the principal Catholic overseas aid charity, and pupils contribute in many and diverse ways to this success. ISI Report, January 2015
In recent years, the Senior School has worked closely with the Westminster Diocese branch of CAFOD (the Catholic Association for Overseas Development).
The College has developed many successful, student-led projects.
CAFOD works with partners overseas and in the UK to reduce poverty and promote social justice. CAFOD works wherever the need is greatest, to bring hope, compassion and solidarity to poor communities, standing side by side with them to end poverty and injustice. CAFOD works with people of all faiths and none. Students learn about their projects as part of the pastoral programme, through visits by volunteers and through following campaigns.
Fundraising activities for CAFOD are wide-ranging, and have included a 40km cycle in Hertfordshire, penny boxes, lunchtime concerts in school, emergency appeals, bucket brigades in St Albans and other student initiatives. Awareness campaigns have ranged from the Syria Crisis to the ‘Hunger For Change’ Campaign, including lobbying politicians in Westminster.