Harvest this year has been very different for many schools and at Walkeringham Primary School they wanted to make sure the current pandemic would not compromise their harvest collection. This year they decided to donate to The Salvation Army in Gainsborough and after speaking to them they found out demand for food hampers was up by 300% compared to the same period last year. They then knew we had to help and make their collection bigger and better than before, so they started collecting early and their parents and carers certainly didn’t let them down. Their pupils wanted to spread some cheer during the current pandemic and show how “being kind” can really make a difference.
In November 2019, Walkeringham’s lovely village school was flooded, which was devastating for the staff and pupils. They were out of the school for four months, but during this time they were astounded by the generosity of the community, parents, grandparents and Beckingham Primary School, who allowed them to use their school to continue educating their children. The community spirit and kindness shown to them during this time prompted the school to give something back. Their harvest collection is the first of many upcoming events and charity collections they will be taking part in.
The Salvation Army are open for food bank collection on Mondays, Wednesday and Fridays from 10.00am to 1.00pm.