Rainford High students have been giving back to their local community every week as part of a ‘Foodbank Fridays’ initiative.
Miss Alex Marsh, Director of Business and Finance at the School, started the initiative and asked students to bring in donations for local charities each Friday throughout the last term.
Foodbank Fridays quickly became very successful and by the last week of term, students had amassed two full vans worth of donations. This included a variety of foods and plenty of toiletries. These donations were split between the St Helens and Skelmersdale food banks.
The toiletries and food being given to the food bank will assist those in the local community surrounding Rainford who may be struggling financially to support themselves and their families in difficult times, especially over a long summer break.
Staff and students are often partaking in charitable fundraising events to support the local community including the winter season of goodwill. At Rainford High, there is a clear ethos of “Everyone Matters, Everyone Helps and Everyone Succeeds”. The school is dedicated to following this ethos and helping not only the school community, but those from outside of it too.
Leader of the initiative, Alex Marsh, said: “Foodbank Fridays has been a huge success and it has been great to see all of the students actively getting involved and showing their support for local charities. There were many boxes and bags that were filled to the brim with items that will massively benefit those visiting the St Helens and Skelmersdale food banks.
“Finding out that we had donated enough to fill two whole vans was a lovely way to end the term. I am very proud of our students and their continuous display of the ‘Everyone Matters’ ethos that is so important to us here at Rainford High.”