Pupils spread goodwill with festive charity drive
Pupils and staff at The Olive School, Hackney have been taking part in a special charity drive to help people facing hardship during the festive season.
In a year which has brought hardship and challenge to many, pupils at the school were determined to help make a difference through their annual Festive Winter Gift campaign.
Caring pupils gathered toys, clothing and stationery as part of a shoebox appeal so that children in hospital would have a gift to help them have a more enjoyable stay.
Families also helped to fill the school with food that was donated to local foodbanks to help ensure that vulnerable people would receive support during the long winter months.
Staff joined in the effort by rolling up their sleeves to prepare tables full of special treats for a festive bake sale to help raise funds for St John’s Hospice.
Babar Mirza, Principal at The Olive School, Hackney, praised pupils, parents and staff for working with enthusiasm to help others.
He said: “This has been a difficult year for many but, despite this, our pupils and parents continue to help those who are facing hardship.
“Our young pupils have an intuitive sense of goodwill and their natural desire to help others is a wonderful inspiration to us all.
“I would like to thank everyone who has contributed to this appeal and for helping us to make a difference during the festive season.”
Added By: tetadmin | Date Added: 21st Dec 2020 | Posted In: Latest News