As has become tradition in the 6 years that I have worked here at Ashfield School Christmas is a time where we, as a school community, give back to the local area, as well as further afield, with our fantastic charity drives.
Once again I have been incredibly proud of everyone that donated £1 to Save the Children on Christmas Jumper day, where we collectively raised an impressive £1,287.32, and to those that brought in items for the foodbank collection.
This local charity initiative was supported across the school community, right up to P16 and the on-site nursery, with the amount of food donated requiring some extra hands to deliver it. A big thank you must be given to the Uniformed Services staff and pupils who came in to school especially to load, deliver and unload the boxes at The Storehouse. As well as this the P16 SMT volunteered at The Storehouse for an afternoon, so they could see how the donations are processed and given to the public.
Staff at The Storehouse were overwhelmed by not only the sheer volume of food that had been donated but also the team spirit of Ashfield School, with Louise Webber saying, ‘The amount of food was AMAZING and gratefully received, and will help local people who may be having a difficult time.’
Well done to all involved, and thank you for your continued support and generosity.