Tuesday, 24 December 2013

Old Buckenham's hampers for the homeless

Festive cheer from High School
Every year for the last 25 years Old Buckenham High School students have organised hampers of food for St Martins Housing Trust in Norwich. This charitable trust provides accommodation for people who have been made homeless during the year to help them get back on their feet.
Each class at the High School collects donations of food from its students before decorating them up to enter into a competition. This year there were more donations than ever and the creativity of the students shone through. The winning hamper, produced by class 10T being a whole village scene made from packets of cereals on top of a raft filled with other food items.
Derek Player, General Manager of St Martins said that the food hamper donation from Old Buckenham High School has become a Christmas tradition and the effort that the pupils put into decorating the hampers has been terrific. The organisation will quickly re-cycle the donations to many of the people that who have been helped by the organistion this year.
As well as the students at the school, thanks go to Debbie Cawley for co-ordinating the effort and Mike Bartlett who campaigns tirelessly for various charitable causes, including the St Martins Trust.
This photo shows the Old Buckenham students surrounding headteacher, Aron Whiles (6th from left), Mike Bartlett and Debbie Cawley together with their decorated hampers.

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