On the final day of term, Beacon Academy students and staff held a collection in aid of two local charities supporting local families and individuals living in crisis.
Students were invited to attend school in festive non-uniform, in return for either a cash donation towards Crowborough Foodbank, or a donation of toiletries and baby products for Crowborough Hygiene Bank.
Crowborough Foodbank and Crowborough Hygiene Bank work in partnership to distribute emergency food supplies and essential toiletries, hygiene, beauty and grooming products to a network of community organisations and services, including refugees, the homeless and Baby2Baby & Beyond (who support families with babies and young children).
Marketing and Communications Officer, Cara Hoper, said:
We would like to thank everyone that has helped to support this charity collection for our community. We have received an enormous amount of donated items for the Hygiene Bank and over £1,107.80 has been raised to date for Crowborough Foodbank.
Gillian Goldstone from Crowborough Hygiene Bank, said:
Thanks so much for the donations from the students and their families today. These items will go to help local people in our community and make their lives easier. The generosity of Beacon Academy is amazing and very much appreciated.
Parents and carers that have not yet made a donation towards Crowborough Foodbank are able to do so via the school until the first week of next term.