Reigate St Mary’s pupils fundraise for food poverty

On the final day of Spring term, pupils from year 5 and 6 at St Mary’s School in Reigate took on a walking challenge in support of the Loveworks food bank.

Earlier in the term, Jen Sanderson and Graham Humphries from the charity had been in to school to talk to the children about how many families right here in our own community are living in poverty, making very difficult decisions about whether to heat or eat when living on very low income.

Pupils were encouraged to donate £5 to walk 4km around Reigate starting at Reigate St Mary’s in Chart Lane. Jen Sanderson, Charity Officer at Loveworks said “This is an incredible achievement and it shows that when the community comes together, we can make a big difference to many people’s lives. Today, your gift will mean so much to so many. With £327 we can help more than 15 adults and 26 children with a 3-day supply of food. Thank you so much.”

If you would like to make a small but regular contribution to a Loveworks Project, please find out more about our work and how we helped Jason, a food bank customer get his life back. It costs just £11 to help one individual in emergency food crisis with a 3-day food pack. Please consider a regular contribution to our work. Donate to Loveworks here

Thank you for your support.

 

 

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