Students take a stand for the Deepings with fundraiser

A community breakfast at The Deepings School where cheques were presented to the Friends of Deeping Library and Deeping St James Youth Centre with (back) Jane Stoker, Ellie Swann, headteacher Richard Trow, Emma Sharpe, Jamie Henson, Sarah Lydford, (front) Coun Phil Dilks of Friends of Deeping Library, Katie Howsam, Alex Blades and Hannah Foot of Deeping St James Youth Club.  Photo by Tim Wilson.
A community breakfast at The Deepings School where cheques were presented to the Friends of Deeping Library and Deeping St James Youth Centre with (back) Jane Stoker, Ellie Swann, headteacher Richard Trow, Emma Sharpe, Jamie Henson, Sarah Lydford, (front) Coun Phil Dilks of Friends of Deeping Library, Katie Howsam, Alex Blades and Hannah Foot of Deeping St James Youth Club. Photo by Tim Wilson.
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Deeping St James Youth Centre and the Friends of Deeping Library will share a fundraising pot of almost £1,200 thanks to the efforts of The Deepings School.

Students chose both charities as the causes to which they wanted to direct their fundraising and the money was raised was confirmed during a community breakfast at the school’s library before Easter.

Headteacher Richard Trow said: “The Deepings School has a real passion for community work and making sure that we do our part in both the local and wider community.

“It’s something we’re very proud of and one of the tings we do every year is to ask all the students about some the charities they want to support in our area.

“There was overwhelming support for the Friends of Deeping Library and Deeping St James Youth Centre this year and some of the money will benefit some of our students as well.”

District councillor and Friends of Deeping Library member Phil Dilks said: “You couldn’t have picked better local charities, so thank you for supporting us and supporting the community.

“Libraries are very important and a lot of pupils from this school actually use Deeping Library which we’re still fighting to save.

“Hopefully, we’ll do that and the money you’ve helped to raise will help us do that.”

Hannah Foot from Deeping St James Youth Club added: “The centre is still proving to popular and the juniors still enjoying coming to the youth club.

“We started a new Juniors’ Night in September and we’ve had new people coming all the time, so it’s really popular.”