Bognor school donates van-full of food and essentials to UKHarvest

Students and staff from a Bognor Regis school collected a van-full of donations for Chichester food rescue charity UK Harvest.

Thursday, 10th December 2020, 4:41 pm

Student councillors across the year groups at Felpham Community College (FCC) encouraged their peers to bring in a wide variety of donations from tinned goods to Christmas treats and toiletries.

Natasha Guest, year-13 student and head of charity, said: “It was great to see the bags arriving at reception from the students filled up from all the form groups, we had so many.

“Thanks everyone for taking part, great team effort.”

Year seven and sixth form students from Felpham Community College who co-ordinated the sorting of donations and helped with the collection

The donations were collected Covid-safely thanks to a donation of 50 Bags for Life from Tesco – enough for every classroom to do their own collection.

The FCC sixth form charity committee supported the student council representatives by publicising the event around school throughout the campaign and helping sort all the donations, as well as co-ordinating a donation centre in the new sixth form hub.

Michelle Kelly, deputy head teacher, said: “It was great to see tutor groups getting involved and seeing who could bring in the most.

“The generosity of parents/carers, students and staff has been overwhelming and we collected more than we have done in previous years for similar campaigns – we filled a whole UK Harvest van.

Year seven and sixth form students from Felpham Community College who co-ordinated the sorting of donations and helped with the collection

“It proves that even with the tough year we have all had, our FCC community can still go the extra mile and support people in need.”

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