Working with the Deal Foodbank, Sixth Form students from Sandwich Technology School have put together a Christmas box for each of eight families in the area. Although the students did not know the names of the families they were supporting, they did know the makeup and approximate ages of the family members. Each form collected for their family and decorated their box to ensure the maximum festive cheer. One of the students who contributed said “We wanted to give back to the community that supports us”. A fellow student echoed this sentiment, saying “We wanted to make a difference to those less fortunate than ourselves”.
The boxes were collected yesterday by representatives of the Foodbank and will be delivered in time for Christmas. In expressing her thanks, Sheila from Deal Foodbank said: “The boxes are phenomenal and heart-warming and will bring so much pleasure to the intended recipients”.
Maria Stone, Head of Sixth Form at Sandwich Technology School added her thanks: “The students have worked very hard this year to develop partnerships with their local communities and we have been very lucky to work closely with Deal Foodbank in this Christmas box initiative. All students have donated to the scheme, or have volunteered their time, clearly demonstrating the depth of feeling that these students have for their local community”.
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