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Pupils And Parents Respond Generously To Chaplaincy Foodbank Challenge

11 Dec

Princethorpe College pupils, parents and staff have responded generously to the seasonal challenge to show they care through the donation of non-perishable food items. 

Every member of the school was asked to bring in one item of food and the community did not disappoint, showing a sense of empathy, generosity and solidarity that at one stage led to the school’s prayer room overflowing with boxes and bags of donations.

On Thursday 10 December Richard Gordon from the charity St Vincent de Paul Society, visited the school to collect the donations. He thanked the Princethorpe community profusely, saying, “The donations will be shared between the homeless and refugee charities that the SVP supports, including the Coventry Refugee and Migrant Centre, Carriers of Hope and Warwick District Foodbank. They will be astonished at how much you have given. It will be invaluable.”

Mary Benham, Chaplaincy Coordinator added, “The level of enthusiasm and support shown for our Chaplaincy challenge was amazing, affirming the school’s spirit of family ethos and showing that pupils embrace the communities they live in and are willing to help those who are less fortunate than themselves.” She continued, “It is easy to sometimes think that one person alone cannot make a big impact, but by bringing all of those individual small acts of kindness together we have been able to show how we care.”