At Guilden Sutton Church of England Primary School, thinking about those less fortunate than ourselves is always at the forefront of our minds. Charity work is part of our day-to-day life and we work closely with a number of charities so that ‘Love and Justice for All’ is emulated in our local community, and with our neighbours, both nationally and globally. Our children are extremely compassionate and work together to organise and run their own competitions (drawing competitions and bake sales) to raise money for charities that are close to their hearts.
We take part in annual fundraising activities to support The Hospice of the Good Shepherd, Children in need, Comic Relief, and families make up shoeboxes for the ‘Children in Distress’ appeal.
Wesdt Cheshire Foodbank
We don’t think anyone in our community should have to face going hungry. That’s why we provide three days’ nutritionally balanced emergency food and support to local people who are referred to us in crisis.
We are part of a nationwide network of foodbanks, supported by The Trussell Trust, working to combat poverty and hunger across the UK, although we are a local Charity in our own right, needing to raise substantial funds to keep going each year.
Our Christian vision supports the character and moral development of all. We are able to explore big questions like hunger and the needs of others through loving and compassionate eyes. The whole school community supports the Foodbank. There is a central collection point in the school entrance and at St John's Church; Foodbank staff come and collect our food donations regularly.
“The Foodbank was there when we really needed it, it was an absolute lifeline.”
Parents and grandparents are invited to bring any donations when they visit school for Reverend Heather's Collective Worship. A big thank you to everyone for their generous donations!