We have recently had our annual Harvest Collection. This year we have called it ‘Harvest done differently’ as the schools Christian Value Rep team met with Ps Aaron Partington and his wife from Life Church Bebington last academic year to help start planning this project.
The church run a Christmas hampers project each year, putting together 80 hampers for people in a hamper are essentials to help a family for a couple of weeks. It includes Tea, Coffee, Sugar, Squash, Biscuits, chocolate, jam, pasta, pasta sauce, tinned spaghetti and meatballs, hotdogs, baked beans, soup, breakfast cereal, soap, conditioner, shampoo and toothpaste. Ps Partington told them that these hampers are then be given a representative of Wirral Council and the school nurses of Wirral, who determine which families that they are aware of are most in need and then they distribute them.
The Christian Value Rep team were so impressed with the project, that they wanted to do the same so over two weeks each form bought food from a shopping list to make a hamper which will be passed onto a family who need it. Staff teams were also so impressed with this project that they donated too. Overall, nearly 100 bags were sent to those who needed them most smashing our target of 60.
One thing that was on the shopping lists, which the pupils felt they could not ask their peers to buy, was washing powder. We are very grateful that Unilever stepped up to help us with this donating over 60 bags worth of washing detergent and powder. This will make a huge difference to the families who receive these Christmas Hampers.
Additionally one parent was so touched by what our pupils were doing, her work, B&M donated tooth hygiene packs.
Over all, this year’s appeal has touched the school community, and will make a massive difference to families around Wirral.
Thank you for your generosity.
Thank you for showing our Christian Value of compassion.
Thank you for helping us let our light shine.
Thank you for catching the vision and sharing this project with us.