A Hampshire school has presented the sizeable results of its fundraising efforts to a local food bank.
Pre-prep children at Highfield and Brookham Schools handed over a £5,000 cheque to Glynis Blake, chairman of trustees at Liphook food bank, following such cash-gathering events as a disco, fun run, break the rules day, and sponsored walk.
“We always teach our children to be the best they can be and that includes being caring, having humility and thinking of ways to help people who are perhaps less fortunate than they are,” said Sophie Baber, head of pre-prep at Highfield and Brookham Schools.
“I am so proud of the way that our young children have rallied round, got involved and done everything they can to raise such a wonderful amount of money for a great cause that will help and benefit many people in our community.”
The facility, located at Lipton junior school, provides weekly food parcels and signposting advice to a broader range of agencies and services to support families and individuals struggling financially. It is open from 9.30-11.30am every Tuesday and Friday.
Pic: Liphook Food Bank chairman of trustees, Glynis Blake, receives the £5,000 cheque from pre-prep children at Highfield and Brookham Schools
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