Foodbank gets festive boost from pupils

LtoR - Howard Wardle, Debs Pawley & Trevor Salmon SUS-140303-180357001
LtoR - Howard Wardle, Debs Pawley & Trevor Salmon SUS-140303-180357001

Students, families and staff at Cavendish School prepared for the festive season by fundraising for a variety of charities including families suffering hardship.

They planned to beat their donation weight from last year to Eastbourne Foodbank to help families struggling on the breadline this Christmas.

More than 730 kilograms of items, ranging from tinned food, biscuits, breakfast cereals to festive mince pies and sweets, were presented to Eastbourne Foodbank in December 2013.

The school said students and families were just as generous on their non-uniform day on December 12 this year.

A spokesperson for Cavendish School said, “Our school works hard to support our community and we are committed to working co-operatively with other organisations to help families facing hardship.

“I am so proud of the staggering amount of food donated by our students and staff during the Christmas appeal for Eastbourne Foodbank last year, which is such an amazing cause run by a fantastic team of volunteers.

“We hope to collect even more food than we did last year and we hope the food donations go some way to helping people in real need this Christmas.”

This Christmas appeal also saw the school staff take part in a Festive Jumper Day, dressed in all things Christmas to drum up more financial support. That money will be going to Save the Children UK as part of the charity’s Christmas Jumper campaign. In the run up to the Christmas holidays the school has also been selling handmade cards, reindeer food and providing a send a Candy Cane service throughout the school to raise money for St Wilfrid’s Hospice.

Eastbourne Foodbank gives non-perishable in-date food to families in Eastbourne.