CARING pupils at a Rugby school have been busy collecting for Rugby Foodbank.
Pupils at Avon Valley School were invited to make a donation to help support the foodbank and they responded by bringing in tins, jars and other useful food items.
Year 9 pupil George Docker shocked his teachers when he brought in £100 worth of donations. His contribution to the school’s collection was so large it filled the boot of his mum’s car and it took several trips to unload all the items.
George spent time on the foodbank’s website to see which items were most needed before making a visit Tesco and spending over £100 of his own money, which he had saved himself to pay for the 15 bags of shopping,
Headteacher Alison Davies said: “I am always impressed with the efforts our students go to when helping or supporting charities. We have supported Rugby Foodbank for many years and we’re pleased to be supporting them as part of our Jubilee celebrations.
“I was very impressed to see the amount of food donated by George, and was even more impressed when I heard he’d saved the money to pay for the shopping himself. This is an incredibly selfless act which we are all very proud of. George really is an inspiration to us all.”
The foodbank, based on Newbold Road, opened in 2012 and is part of The Trussell Trust’s network of foodbanks. The trust supports more than 1,200 foodbanks in the UK, which provide a minimum of three days’ nutritionally balanced emergency food to people who have been referred in their time of need.
Visit www.trusselltrust.org for further details.