King's Hawford

8 December

Foodbank Christmas Charity Champions

This year King’s Hawford Year 3 Christmas Charity Champions have been very busy making Christmas crackers for Worcester Foodbank and Christmas stockings for Home for Good.

The children received a talk from Joy Pollock who works for Home for Good explaining its importance, specially at this time of year. Home for Good is a small charity which offer practical help to families who welcome vulnerable children into their homes as well as running support groups and events.

Hawford children took part in making and filling Christmas stockings to give to children who may not be lucky enough to receive other gifts on Christmas day. The children sewed buttons onto hearts and hearts onto stockings and filled them up with items such as chocolate coins, Haribo’s and fluffy socks. Thanks to the generous donations of Year 3 parents we were able to fill all our stockings with wonderful small gifts. It took lots of careful making, filling and wrapping but the group of year 3 children managed to make an abundance of filled stockings to give to children to open on Christmas morning.

Year 3’s latest charity project has been making Christmas crackers for the Worcester Foodbank. Worcester Foodbank is part of a network of food banks across the UK that work to combat and poverty. It was founded in 2012 by All Saints Church Worcester whose Reverend, Rich Johnson, is a regular visitor to King’s Hawford and a valued member of our community. We have donated food and visited the Foodbank in the past and we wanted to support the charity at a time when many families would be finding Christmas particularly difficult. Children made and filled over 50 crackers with chocolate, sweets, Christmas jokes and small toys to add to donations of food and gifts.

A big well done and thank you to our Year 3 Christmas Charity Champions on doing so well with supporting local charities this Christmas time.

Celia Rawnsley, Year 3 Teacher