by Mr Clifford, Assistant Head of Year 13
I just wanted to say a massive thank you for supporting the Christmas foodbank appeal. We took two minibuses and two cars full of food and amazing Sixth Form students to the Salvation Army on the final day of term and they were really touched and appreciative of our donation.
They will use it to cater for 60 vulnerable members of our local community and to help put together 400 gifts bags (which they were running out of supplies for until we arrived). The individuals who benefit from these services would otherwise be alone, possibly on the street and most certainly without food and gifts if it weren’t for your efforts – seeing the operation first hand is really humbling yet sobering and makes you grateful that the ‘basic’ things we take for granted are a real luxury to others.
The Salvation Army contacted me again last night and asked me to extend their thanks to all involved so, thank you to the brilliant team of Sixth Form students who effectively and enthusiastically drove the campaign forward, departments, form tutors, heads of year, support staff, Michael and Mr Watson for making the chapel accessible, Mr Towns and Mr Murray (who drove the buses) and anyone who contributed food, gifts, boxes or their time. It was a real team effort!