Gen­er­ous par­ents back food bank plan

Middlesbrough Herald & Post - - HERALD & POST -

A SCHOOL has had an over­whelm­ing re­sponse to its plea for food bank do­na­tions in­stead of gifts for teach­ers.

Rather than the usual “thank you” ges­ture at the end of term, Ack­lam’s Ne­wham Bridge Pri­mary School in­stead asked par­ents and pupils to col­lect for Mid­dles­brough Food Bank.

A let­ter to par­ents read: “Staff at this school love their job.

“Days can be long and stress­ful but your chil­dren make it all worth­while,” it said.

“Some par­ents have more than one child in school – buy­ing gifts can be­come such an ex­pense that we know many of you don’t need.

“This year we are ask­ing for some­thing slightly dif­fer­ent.”

The school re­ceived dozens of do­na­tions which will go on to sup­port­ing the food bank over the busy sum­mer.

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