A caring pupil from Cuckfield set up a fantastic fundraising day recently in aid of both the local foodbank and the Save the Children charity.
Max Jones, from Holy Trinity CE (A) Primary School, Cuckfield, was moved to help the Haywards Heath and District Foodbank after seeing the good work it does in the local community.
He also wanted to support Save the Children Fund’s Christmas Jumper Appeal, through the children wearing their favourite, or most festive, pullover.
Holy Trinity’s 327 pupils could choose whether to bring to school either an item of non-perishable food or a monetary donation.
Max chose the Foodbank charity because he felt it did a vital job of getting food to the people who need it. He drafted in his friend Archie to help him bring the scheme to life. Save the Children is doing a lot of work supporting families forced from their homes by the Syrian conflict, who are now living in difficult conditions in refugee camps.
The boys presented their fundraising idea to their fellow pupils during Achievement Worship and put up posters around school to reinforce the message.
Several big boxes of donated food items were collected by a representative from the Foodbank, which was delighted with the gesture.
Max explained: “We wanted to help the food bank because charity fundraising was on our bucket list and we decided to do it in school. I was really pleased with how it went.
“In total we raised £151.30. It was great that half the donations went to the Foodbank and half to Save the Children.”
Report and picture contributed by Holy Trinity CE (A) Primary School.