Students from a school in West Bridgford gathered items to be donated to local homeless charity the Friary.
Year 11 pupils at The West Bridgford School on Loughborough Road, organised a ‘contact free’ collection of non-perishable food and toiletries for The Friary in West Bridgford on Wednesday 16th December.
The year group have worked hard to raise awareness and money for this charity over the past year.
Last Christmas, they hosted a non-uniform day and donated an amazing £1800 to The Friary as well as collecting 40 bags of provisions. This year, over 60 bags of food and toiletries were donated by pupils and staff at the school.
Due to Covid-19 restrictions, Rebecca Butcher (Pastoral Assistant for Year 11) and Natalie Masterson (Deputy Head) organised an area in the school car park for pupils, staff and parents to drop off their donations, from 8am.
Ms Masterson said “We would like to thank our entire school community for their generosity. We were overwhelmed by the huge amount of donations for The Friary. This has been a difficult year and local charities need our support more than ever.”
For more information on West Bridgford School visit: www.wbs.school
The Friary’s mission is to empower homeless and vulnerable adults to rebuild their lives by offering practical services, advice and emotional support. Visit: www.the-friary.org.uk