Shrewsbury School

A big ‘Thank You’ to art scholars for fundraising efforts

Thursday 11 February 2021

Salopians have received a big ‘thank you’ after Christmas cards designed by art scholars and sold by Creative Arts students raised more than £700 for charity.

The cards, which were designed in Creative Arts Thursday afternoon activity time, were then bought by staff, students, parents and the local community, which raised a grand total of £730.25 for the Shrewsbury Food Hub.

Head of Art Lucy Caddel added: “We marketed the cards on our Twitter and Instagram. Giles Bell really kindly helped us set up the JustGiving page which made it easy and COVID safe for people to pay.”

 

Katy Anderson, manager at Shrewsbury Food Hub, sent our students a letter which read: “Thank you so much for supporting the Food Hub by selling your beautiful cards. We are really honoured that you chose to support us and so impressed that you raised £730.25. That is fantastic!

“Every penny that you have raised will help us to stop more good food from going to waste and help the community here in Shrewsbury. Every week we share more than two tonnes of food with community groups like Shrewsbury Ark, Leaving Care, Schools and youth clubs.   We never know what we’ll get from day to day – this week its plantains, yoghurt and falafels - a few weeks ago we had three tonnes of mangoes. 

“In normal times we save groups like Severn Hospice 30% of their food budget, but right now a lot of our food is going to foodshare tables where people can collect a few bags of food.  Everyone is welcome. Some people come to stop food going to waste, but an increasing number come to make their money go further.    

“Your support really makes a difference.”

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