• Carrie Andrews and Alex Marsh with food bank volunteers

Rainford pupils fill two vans worth of donations for local food banks

A school in Rainford have filled two vans worth of food and toiletries for local food banks.

The ‘Foodbank Fridays’ initiative was started by the Director of Business and Finance at Rainford High, Miss Alex Marsh.

She asked students to bring in donations for local charities each Friday throughout the last term.

Foodbank Fridays quickly became successful.

The donations included a variety of foods and toiletries, which were then split between St Helens and Skelmersdale food banks.

The toiletries and food that have been donated will assist people in the local community surrounding Rainford who may be struggling financially to support themselves and their families, especially over a long summer break.

Rainford High principal, Ian Young, with Alex Marsh

Leader of the initiative, Miss Marsh, said: “Foodbank Fridays has been a huge success and it has been great to see all of the students actively getting involved and showing their support for local charities. 

“There were many boxes and bags that were filled to the brim with items that will massively benefit those visiting the St Helens and Skelmersdale food banks.”

She added: “Finding out that we had donated enough to fill two whole vans was a lovely way to end the term. I am very proud of our students and their continuous display of the ‘Everyone Matters’ ethos that is so important to us here at Rainford High.” 

Staff and students at the school are often partaking in charitable fundraising events to support the local community including the winter season of goodwill.  

At Rainford High, there is a clear ethos of “Everyone Matters, Everyone Helps and Everyone Succeeds”. The school is dedicated to following this ethos and helping not only the school community, but those from outside of it too. 

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