Pupils take foodbank good cause to their hearts

West Pinbeck primary'Cheque presentation to Agape'Names: Vice chair of PTA Mrs Holland, Paul Walker from Agape and PTA treasurer Mrs Chappell
West Pinbeck primary'Cheque presentation to Agape'Names: Vice chair of PTA Mrs Holland, Paul Walker from Agape and PTA treasurer Mrs Chappell

PUPILS at West Pinchbeck primary school have taken the Agape Care Foodbank Christmas appeal to their hearts.

After raffling off produce donated for their harvest festival celebrations, youngsters handed over a cheque for £221.50 to Paul Walker, of the foodbank, and already have another event lined up to give the good cause a boost.

As part of their Christmas celebrations, the children are learning about the joy of giving, and they are all being asked to donate an item of food from the Christmas shopping list to put under their school’s tree to help families less fortunate than themselves.

St Bartholomew’s School acting headteacher Michelle Parker said: “Some children don’t grasp how hard food can be to come by as they can just go to the fridge and they can get what they want.

“We chose to support the Agape fodbank because it is a local charity and it is a cause we could make meaningful to the children.

“We have been telling them how there are people in our own community who are not quite as lucky as we are because sometimes things happen we don’t expect and people can end up needing help.”