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Caring pupils boost food bank coffers

A Liphook charity has had its coffers swelled to the tune of £5,000 thanks to the efforts of generous pre-prep children at Highfield and Brookham Schools.

A disco, fun run, break the rules day and sponsored walk were just some of the fun initiatives that the caring pupils dreamed up to raise vital cash for Liphook Food Bank.

The school has strong links with the local community and the pre-prep children choose a different charity to support each academic year. Just before the half-term holiday, Glynis Blake, the food bank’s chairman of trustees, popped in to receive the cheque from delighted young pupils of the Liphook-based independent school.

The cash injection couldn’t be more timely with many people facing a great deal of uncertainty as winter draws near, sparked in no uncertain terms by the ongoing cost-of-living crisis.

Sophie Baber, head of pre-prep at Highfield and Brookham Schools, said:

“We always teach our children to be the best they can be and that includes being caring, having humility and thinking of ways to help people who are perhaps less fortunate than they are.

“I am so proud of the way that your young children have rallied around, got involved and done everything they can to raise such a wonderful amount of money for a great cause that will help and benefit many people in our community.”

Liphook Food Bank provides weekly food parcels and signposting advice to a broader range of agencies and services to support those families and individuals who are struggling financially. It is located at Liphook Junior School, on Avenue Close, and is open from 9.30am-11.30am every Tuesday and Friday.

To contact the food bank, call 07871 287295 or email liphookfoodbank@gmail.com.

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