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Harrogate sixth form students organise festive foodbank

Students at Rossett School have organised a festive foodbank to ensure everybody in the Harrogate district can enjoy a Christmas dinner.

Sixth Form students at Rossett School have organised a festive foodbank to ensure everybody in the Harrogate district can enjoy a Christmas dinner. Led by the school’s designated Charity Prefects Trinny Sadler and Emma Duffy, the students have been collecting a wide range of food items, from everyday essentials to festive treats. Donated by the school community, the items will be delivered in time for Christmas to the Harrogate District Foodbank as part of a nationwide network supported by The Trussell Trust - an organisation that aims to combat poverty and hunger across the UK. Roger Keyworth, Head of Sixth Form, said:

“We are very grateful to everyone who has donated to our important appeal, which will help The Trussell Trust provide Christmas dinner to families in need. “As the coronavirus pandemic continues, this festive season has once again put huge strains on the charity and after supporting them last year, we wanted to do it again and help to make sure that everyone in our district can enjoy the festivities.”
Headteacher Helen Woodcock added:
“We are really proud of our Sixth Formers for the selflessness and kindness that they have shown in running this vital appeal to help those in need at this time of year.”
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