Two members of staff from The Priory School in Spalding decided to support the Salvation Army’s ‘Christmas Present Appeal’ this year, and have been humbled by the huge support from parents and staff.
Nicole Amott, Teacher and Lead of Health Education (PSHE), along with Hayley Franks, Teaching Assistant, held a non-uniform day on Friday 4th December. They were amazed and overjoyed by the huge number of items that were donated on the day, along with £73 raised in cash which was used to buy additional gifts.
Over the years, millions of children and young people have benefited from gifts donated to The Salvation Army, and this year The Priory School donated 18 shoe boxes, gave 11 gift sets of smellies, 18 presents for older children/teenagers, and 10 bars of chocolate that go in to Christmas food hamper boxes that families also receive.
Hayley Franks said:
“We would like to say a massive, heartfelt thank you to everyone who supported us this year. The charity collections Mrs Amott and I organise only work because of our kind, generous and supportive pupils, staff, parents and carers.
It is lovely to think that a few more children and their families will be having a much happier Christmas because of our school community at The Priory.
Mission ‘shoe box’ complete. Happy Christmas everyone!”
Headteacher, Matt Bloodworth-Flatt added:
“It’s remarkable really, our staff have been so busy this year and the fact that they have found the time to support this great cause as well, is amazing. The school are very proud.”