Upottery pupils show support for Honiton food bank
PUBLISHED: 07:00 22 December 2016 | UPDATED: 10:51 22 December 2016
The children took part in a ‘reverse advent’, contributing food to the King’s Centre Food Bank instead of receiving a gift.
Pupils at Upottery Primary School did something different for Christmas by taking part in a ‘reverse advent’.
Instead of receiving a gift, the schoolchildren contributed food each day to a collection for the King’s Centre Food Bank, off Honiton’s high street.
The school’s head boy and head girl, Jack Kennell and Mia Kirsch, wrote to the whole school explaining the idea and appealing for donations.
A group of children then took the food to the food bank and presented it to staff.
Upottery Primary School’s headteacher, Jason Edge, said: “We were delighted to support the food bank, particularly at what can be a difficult time of year for many people.
“Once again it shows the generosity of the local people of Upottery. We are particularly glad the idea was initiated by the children and we are proud of their consideration of others less fortunate than themselves.”
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