Students pull out all the stops to 
donate scores of festive food hampers

Braunston resident Robert Davey and Parent Support Advisor Joan Goodrich with year 8 pupils. NNL-141218-105901001
Braunston resident Robert Davey and Parent Support Advisor Joan Goodrich with year 8 pupils. NNL-141218-105901001
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Students in the Daventry district assembled dozens of hampers of food for vulnerable families this Christmas.

Tins of soup and beans, toiletries and even the odd Christmas pudding were among items being packed by students at Parker E-Act Academy in Daventry, paid for with £1,000 raised by Braunston residents.

Robert Davey, who organises the hamper project, said: “These hampers will go towards vulnerable families and their children.

“We are hoping this will give relief to carers over the Christmas period who have this responsibility to provide care for their families.”

SWAN Community Interest Company also had pupils from schools across Northamptonshire donate around 30 food hampers to residents of the Doubles in Daventry, while pupils at the Grange School collected 13 hampers for Daventry’s food bank and Vineyard Community Church.

Angela Gee, bursar at The Grange School, said: “The pupils were eager to bring in food in order to produce a hamper per year group, however as a couple of families chose to provide a complete hamper this number increased.

“The pupils have been learning about the importance of caring for others during this time of the year, many of whom are part of their community.”