Students help raise charity cash

PUBLISHED: 16:00 23 January 2013

Jo Row serving soup to pupils.

Jo Row serving soup to pupils.

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STUDENTS at Sidcot School have been doing their bit to help a vital Weston charity.

Since it opened in August 2011 Weston Foodbank has helped hundreds of people by providing them with emergency meals.

And about 400 students at the Quaker school near Winscombe have swapped their three-course meals for one of soup and bread to save £300 towards the cost of running the charity’s new van.

Teacher and charities coordinator Charlotte House said: “These frugal lunches are a long-standing tradition at Sidcot to help raise funds. At the time the money is raised it’s not known what cause will be supported.”

Weston Foodbank manager, Ian Fraser, said: “Amazingly, we’ve just had a van donated to us but were unable to use it as we had no spare money to cover tax and insurance. The money donated by Sidcot School was perfectly timed.

“It means I save a lot of time picking up food donations in one go rather than using my car several times. It’s a real help.”


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