12th September 2014


Dear Parent,


Harvest Service 2014 – Trussell Trust


Our Harvest Festival will take place in St. Mary’s Church on Friday 3rd October at 9.15am.

All parents are invited to join us for the Harvest Service. Nursery pupils will not be attending the service. We ask that you do not bring young children to the service as they have in the past disturbed the service and distracted the pupils when they are reading.


This year we have chosen to support the Trussel Trust. The Trussell Trust is a Christian charity that does not affiliate itself with any political party and receives no government funding. Its foodbanks provide a minimum of three days emergency food and support to people experiencing crisis in the UK.In 2013-14 foodbanks fed 913,138 people nationwide. Of those helped, 330,205 were children. Rising food and fuel prices, static incomes, underemployment and changes to benefits are some of the reasons why increasing numbers are being referred to foodbanks for emergency food. Our local foodbanks are in Billingham, Middlesbrough and Hartlepool.

We would be grateful of any donations of food items from the list below. Please place items in the box in each classroom and they will be taken into church by each class for the Harvest Service.


Milk UHT / powdered                                               Tinned sponge puddings

Sugar ( 500g bags)                                                      Tinned tomatoes

Fruit Juice (long life cartons)                                      Tinned rice pudding

Soup                                                                            Tinned meat

Pasta                                                                            Tinned fish

Rice                                                                             Tinned vegetables

Instant mashed potato                                      Tinned fruit

Pasta Sauces                                                                Tea bags

Cereals                                                                        Instant Coffee

Jam                                                                              Biscuits


Thank you for your continued support and generosity.


Yours sincerely,


Mrs L M Roberts

Head of Religious Studies

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