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WELLACRE - Year 9 Charity Donation

Posted at 9:30 am on 9th January, 2017

Stretford Foodbank - Reverse Advent Appeal for Christmas 2016

During December, our Year 9 students organised a collection for their chosen charity - Stretford Foodbank, helping to provide 167 emergency food parcels.

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To do this Year 9 students ran a Reverse Advent Appeal for Christmas and encouraged fellow students to bring in an item of food or basic household goods each day instead of receiving a chocolate from their calendars.

After an overwhelming response, all goods and items were sorted into boxes ready for a festive delivery. Miss Irwin Leader of RE, accompanied four Year 9 students - Ryan Jesson, Tom Jones, Sam Fletcher and Louis Gingel as they traveled to Stretford Foodbank to deliver their packages.

Upon arriving our students remarked, 'It was good to see how the foodbank works and where it is. We couldn't believe how generous the public are and how many people use the foodbank weekly'.

The foodbank were 'delighted to receive these goods, especially at this extremely busy time of year' and warmly thanked our students for their contribution, hard work and support.

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WELLACRE would like to thank all our boys who contributed for their amazing commitment, hard work and achievement. Our thanks to Miss Irwin for helping Year 9 organise this worthwhile endeavour.