Getting ready for the festive season and beyond.
Staff and students have worked tirelessly this week to organise our foodbank facility so that food, toiletries and cleaning products are on hand to put into our Christmas food parcels.
To date, we have sent out eighty-nine packages to people who need an extra helping hand in our community. In the run up to Christmas, not surprisingly, our Chase Terrace families have been under additional pressure. This week alone we have managed to send twenty-four substantial food hampers with a wrapped gift for every child in the household that we are helping.
A massive thank you to Angela Bradley from Kean Styles, who came up trumps again this week, supplying the foodbank with enough fruit and vegetables to provide every single hamper with fresh produce. We have had anonymous donations of packages full of boxes of tissues and others that contained Uncle Ben’s rice! Donations are wide and varied, but importantly our students continue to bring contributions to our now easily recognisable desk at the front of the Dining Hall. Thank you all.
Help has come in so many different guises. Without the site team, our admin. team, the teaching staff, the Sixth Form and our younger students the smooth running of this initiative would not be happening. Please keep sharing information about our foodbank from the school Twitter and Facebook account. These platforms are invaluable to us. You are letting people, who need a little help, know what we can do to help. You are making this happen and Christmas may be a little better for us all.
To complete the 2020 Foodbank initiative for this year, we would like to remind you about our foodbank morning. Please see the information below.
This will take place on Monday 21st December 10.30 – 12.30. We will be laying out our foodbank and Christmas gifts in the Sixth Form Common Room. Entry will be via the Sixth Form entrance which is by the school swimming pool. There will be a staff member there to signpost you into the building. You are welcome to come along and pick up those essentials that you need for the Christmas period.
You will be required to wear a mask, sanitise hands on entry and exit and follow the one way system around the building. We are looking forward to seeing you and sharing good tidings together.
Although we were only going to run until the end of this term, we are going to continue to collect food and essentials in January and to support those in need throughout this month. We know that this can be a bleak period after Christmas.
Our foodbank is now depleted we need to make a plea for the following items when your child returns in January:
- UHT milk
- Tea/ coffee/ squash
- Tinned meat/ fish/protein
- Fresh fruit and vegetables (on Thursdays only)
- Shampoo and toilet rolls
- Household cleaning products.
Thank you so much. Donations will continue to be received every morning in January by the Dining Room entrance.
It is most important that those families who are need contact the school. We have a good selection of items and your calls are confidential.
If you require a parcel please contact us on:
Phone: 01543 682286