FOODBANK APPEAL: Spalding High School sixth-formers fill stockings and hampers on Bring a Tin Day

FOODBANK FLOURISH: Spalding High School sixth-formers dressed in Christmas jumpers for Bring a Tin Day in aid of Agapecare Foodbank.  Photo by Tim Wilson.  SG091216-101TW. ANL-161012-184227001.
FOODBANK FLOURISH: Spalding High School sixth-formers dressed in Christmas jumpers for Bring a Tin Day in aid of Agapecare Foodbank. Photo by Tim Wilson. SG091216-101TW. ANL-161012-184227001.
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Spalding High School turned into Tin Can Alley for the Spalding Guardian’s Christmas Foodbank Appeal on Friday.

The school held its third annual Bring a Tin Day when about 1,150 items of food were donated by students and staff to help people in need across South Holland this Christmas.

Students and staff dressed up in Christmas jumpers for the occasion which is organised every year by the school’s Sixth Form Charities’ Committee.

Year 12 student Hannah Earth (16) of Spalding: “It was really nice that everyone got really festive and loads of people enjoyed themselves.

“There was such a variety of Christmas jumpers as well, although it was all for charity - of course - and we all brought tins in for Agapecare Foodbank.

“It’s important for us to remember that, at Christmas, many people don’t have much food or aren’t as fortunate as us.”

Spalding High School sixth-formers Kimberley Rawlings, Lauren Aldis and Gemma Barker on Agapecare Foodbank Bring a Tin Day.  Photo by Tim Wilson.  SG091216-103TW.  ANL-161012-184421001.

Spalding High School sixth-formers Kimberley Rawlings, Lauren Aldis and Gemma Barker on Agapecare Foodbank Bring a Tin Day. Photo by Tim Wilson. SG091216-103TW. ANL-161012-184421001.

Another Year 12 student, Conner Nickols (17) of Weston Hills, said: “Bring a Tin Day at Spalding High School shows that we really care about our local charities.”

Headmistress Michele Anderson said: “The festive spirit was clearly apparent at the High School on Friday.

“Not only were students and staff adorned with Christmas jumpers, many with flashing lights and musical accompaniments, but we collected a staggering 1,150 items of food to donate to Agapecare Foodbank.

“This is such an important appeal and I would like to thank everyone who donated items.

This is such an important appeal and I am so very proud that the school community continues to support such a worthy cause every year

Michele Anderson, headmistress, Spalding High School

“I am so very proud that the school community continues to support such a worthy cause every year.”

Since the first Bring a Tin Day in 2014, Spalding High School has donated a total of nearly 1,400 items of food to Agapecare Foodbank.

Irene Davies, the foodbank’s coordinator, said: “We’re absolutely thrilled with the response which, for the third year running, has filled the shelves for the next few months.

“All that we’ve given out over Christmas has come back twofold and we’re just amazed at the generosity of people who have donated to us.”