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School helps food bank
4:00pm Tuesday 22nd October 2013 in News
CHILDREN and staff at Forres Sandle Manor School in Fordingbridge have been both raising money and donating food items for the Trussell Trust Foodbank.
Jeremy Fairfield, head of design technology at the school, undertook a 150-mile bike ride at the start of September as part of a team from Alderholt Chapel.
They cycled to various foodbanks across Dorset, Hampshire and Wiltshire, including taking turns towing a trailer with an Emergency Food Box.
They raised in excess of £2,500 and when Mr Fairfield returned to school the children filled a huge picture of a bike with coins and raised a further £233.
Children from the pre-prep have also donated food items as part of their harvest festival celebrations to give to the Salisbury Foodbank.
Mark Ward, fundraising manager of the Trussell Trust, came into the school to celebrate the harvest festival assembly with the children and to accept both the food and the money on behalf of the trust. He said: “It’s great to see local people caring for one another in ways that are practical. Without their help the foodbank would not be able to help those in crisis.”
Headteacher Mark Hartley added: “This is the eighth year the children in the pre-prep have supported the Trussell Trust and I am delighted that our association is continuing and growing.”
To support the Alderholt Chapel Cycling Team’s efforts visit their just giving page at justgiving.com/Alderholt-150-Challenge.
For more information about The Trussell Trust visit their website, www.trusselltrust.org.
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