12th September 2014
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
Thank you for your continued support and generosity.
Mrs L M Roberts
Head of Religious Studies