Pupils at Fulneck School are helping to spread festive cheer amongst the elderly and lonely in the run-up to Christmas.
The independent school in Pudsey has been busy preparing hampers full of non-perishable food, toiletries and clothing donated by pupils and parents in support of East Leeds charity Richmond Hill Elderly Action (RHEA).
RHEA works hard to improve the quality of life for older people.
Darrell Xavier, operations manager at RHEA, said:
“What a wonderful thing for the pupils, staff and all those associated with Fulneck School to be doing. Unfortunately Christmas can be a very lonely time for some people but these hampers will show them that people do genuinely care about their well-being.”
The hampers were devised and co-ordinated by Fulneck School’s Charity Committee, made up of Year 11 and sixth form pupils, and is one of a number of charitable activities undertaken by the school each year.
Charity committee member Archie Sunderland said:
“Charity is a major part of the school’s ethos and it is extremely rewarding to know that through our actions we are helping to make the lives of other people better.”
Throughout the current academic year the school is hoping to raise over £3,000 for the Children’s Heart Surgery Fund which supports the Leeds Congenital Heart Unit at the Leeds General Infirmary.
Meanwhile a non-uniform day raised over £500 for Children in Need.