Helping those in need at Christmas and beyond

Helping those in need at Christmas and beyond

Jeff Sendall, Headteacher at St Thomas More’s Catholic Primary School shares news of local outreach to those in need…

St Thomas More’s, Havant, work across the year to support families in the area who are struggling to make ends meet. Throughout the year, the school asks for donations for their partnership with One Church’s ‘Love Your Neighbour Foundation’, which provides food and support to families in the local community.  Once enough items have been collected, children from the school go to the main food centre and help to sort and pack the items, ready for distribution.

As well as supporting this charity, the school gets involved with other projects throughout the year, such as raising money to source rucksacks for the homeless with things they may need. The school tries to educate children to take care of others, all year round, and this even starts as young as their Pre-School children visit a local care home to give the residents gifts or pictures they have made and to spend some time with them. This has gone down really well with the residents and is a connection which continues all year as it is not just Christmas that residents can get lonely.