Shrewsbury School

Charity fundraising - thank you

Friday 16 November 2018

Thanks to generous donations from pupils, staff and parents at three school charity events this term, we have raised almost £2,000 for the Shrewsbury Food Hub, Winston’s Wish and the Shewsy.

Donations of food at the School Harvest Festival were given to the Shrewsbury Food Hub, together with a cheque for almost £850.

Katy Anderson from the Food Hub expressed her gratitude in a letter sent to Revd Keulemans and addressed to Shrewsbury School pupils, staff and parents: “Thank you so much for your generous cheque and the food which was donated at the school Harvest Festival. We were delighted to share the food with the Food Bank as well as the groups that we support like Carers for All and Leaving Care.

“This year we expect our 100 volunteers to divert 45 tonnes of good food from landfill and to support 50 community groups in Shrewsbury, including the Ark, Food Bank Plus, Shropshire Mind and 11 school breakfast clubs. We save groups like the Hospice 30% of their food budget with this free food. We will also be working to tackle food poverty in Shropshire, creating a food action plan to connect existing work together and to identify where new projects are needed.”

The Non-Uniform Day on 5th October raised £830 for the Shewsy, our youth club in Everton, to help them carry on their important work, providing a safe, fun place for children to learn, play and grow.

And on Sunday 11th November, the first ever Charity Shield Staff Football Match took place, raising almost £300 for Winston’s Wish, supporting bereaved children.

(For those keen to know the result: The support staff took an early 4-1 lead, only for the teaching staff to get back to 4-4 and then win on penalties.) 

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