Carr Hill students, their families and school staff have donated a total of 31 bags and six boxes of food, toiletries and toys to the Fylde Food Bank ahead of the Christmas period.


Every year the school encourages students and staff to support local families who may not be as fortunate and this year saw the school’s largest donation yet. Year 10 and Year 11 students dropped off the donations in person which were gratefully received by Food Bank staff at one of busiest times of the year.


Year 10 Max, who donated tinned foods, pasta, ready meals and soaps, said: “My family and I went out especially to purchase items to donate as we wanted to help others."


Fellow Year 10 Max said: “We had a lot of unopened toys which we decided to donate. It didn’t take much to get a bag together to donate.”


Year 11 Elisha said: “It was great to drop off the donation and see how much we are giving as a school. It was a real group effort and I’m proud of what we have achieved.”


Headteacher Mr Waller said: “Thank you to every person who contributed to this year’s appeal. We were delighted to be able to give such a large donation as a result of the generosity of our students and staff. Thank you to every person who contributed to this year’s appeal.”


Linda Nulty - Fylde Foodbank Trustee and Kirkham co-ordinator said: "Many, many thanks for the tremendous amount of items Carr Hill donated to Fylde Foodbank. The collection weighed in at 179.2kilos which provided over 400 meals and Christmas items for those in need."