School pupils in Preston raise funds to help local community
Pupils at Eden Boys’ School, Preston are working to spread cheer and comfort to people facing hardship during the festive season.
Industrious pupils at the school have been raising funds through activities and challenges to offer hope to hundreds of people as part of their annual Festive Winter Gift Programme.
One activity alone, the school’s ‘Wear a Coloured Jubba Day’, where pupils were asked to fill the school with joy by wearing bright colours for a day, helped to raise more than £1,200.
The funds raised were used to bring comfort and joy to young and old. Toys and gifts were bought to help entertain children spending Christmas on the Children’s Ward at Royal Preston Hospital. Special hampers filled with gifts and notes of friendship were also created and sent to residents in local care homes.
The school also joined with other Star Academies schools to take part in ‘Food for All Week’. From 7th to 13th December, all 29 schools across the Star Academies multi-academy trust aim to distribute 50,000 food parcels and meals to those experiencing food poverty.
Nafisa Patel, Principal at Eden Boys’ School, Preston, said that pupils had demonstrated an extraordinary commitment to serving others during what had been a difficult time.
She said: “Each year, I am truly astounded by the incredible spirit with which our pupils, parents and staff, dedicate themselves to our Festive Winter Gift charitable campaign.
“This year, the COVID-19 pandemic has meant even more people in our local community are facing loneliness and hardship.
“Our wonderful pupils saw that need and worked even harder than ever to raise funds to show people kindness and consideration during the festive season.
“We are very grateful to everyone who supported our campaign and helped to shine a light in times of darkness.”
Added By: tetadmin | Date Added: 10th Dec 2020 | Posted In: Latest News