£5 bag campaign

Senior School
27 Mar 23

Our ten week campaign to support the Salvation Army Food Bank has finally come to an end. This has been a much needed campaign as the Food Bank’s store was very much depleted in January. In addition, demand for the Food Bank has almost doubled in the same period. Overall, we have collected and delivered approximately 60 bags of shopping. We are very grateful for all those students, parents and teachers who participated.

It was, however, a clean sweep for Clothworkers’ House who won every category. Mrs Westlake’s tutor group collected the most bags in the Juniors (seven). Mr Zane’s Senior tutor group did even better, collecting nine bags of shopping. A special mention also to Mrs Mitchell-Nanson’s tutor group who were the first to put a bag together. Prizes will follow shortly. Mr Jones, Housemaster of Clothworkers’ said, ‘I am hugely grateful to the students (and parents) in the House who have contributed generously to the superb work being done by the Food Bank volunteers to help those in need in our local community.’

Our Food Bank volunteers, Saffy Taylor, Alice Chew and Johanna Meyer (all Lower Sixth) have done an amazing job every week, sorting food, packing bags and checking dates. They have also been to Aldi to buy more provisions with money donated.

Miss Manning, Volunteer Coordinator