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Pupils donate to The Salvation Army Food Bank

Tuesday, 17 October 2017

In the week before half term, the charity committee organised a food bank in conjunction with The Salvation Army. There were two crates, one located at each entrance where pupils or staff could put tins of any non-perishable food such as baked beans, spaghetti hoops or soups; donations of nappies, sanitary towels and tampons were also welcomed.

This programme demonstrated that there are other methods of helping the less fortunate besides raising money. Although the event was not part of the fundraising drive for this year’s nominated charity, the produce raised has gone to a great cause. The Salvation Army distributes the food donations to their various centres scattered around the country, which will make these resources available for the homeless or people who have fallen into difficulties. Our collections will be going to the Hoxton food bank. These centres provide the people with food parcels, clothes, homeless drop-in-days, bottles of water and meal vouchers.

CLS collected a van-full of donations, which is very successful for a programme that ran for only a week. Well done everybody! The charity committee and The Salvation Army thank you for your generosity and we hope that this continues for the rest of the year. The charity committee is also very grateful to Caroline Haines (Governor), who was instrumental in establishing the link between the School and The Salvation Army centre.

CLS collected a van-full of donations, which is very successful for a programme that ran for only a week.
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