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Harvest festival: Pupils at Chester schools give generously

How schools across the borough and businesses have been helping those less fortunate

The Firs School reception class with the donations

As part of the Harvest Festival celebrations, the pupils at Abbey Gate College have once again kindly collected a huge variety of items in order to donate to CATH (Chester Aid to the Homeless).

On Thursday, October 15 an assembly at the Senior School, led by Headmistress Tracy Pollard, highlighted the plight of some members of our society and the need for organisations such as CATH.

Members of year seven, plus Heads of School Ellie Parker and Barney Franklin and Deputy Heads of School Georgina Croasdale and Henry Farrington are pictured with some of the items that were donated, shortly before they were taken to the CATH offices in Chester.

As in previous years, the school hope that this small act of kindness helps those who can often feel that no-one cares and to know that they are in our thoughts and prayers.

The school would like to thank all the pupils and families who donated something.

For more information about CATH, please visit their website - http://www.cath.org.uk/

The pupils at Abbey Gate College have collected a variety of items as part of the Harvest festival

Huxley CE Primary School celebrated the Harvest Festival at St Peter’s Church in Hargrave last Friday, October 16.

Children from years three and four wrote poems to describe different crops and painted them. They also linked Harvest to their topic of ‘chocolate’ by composing a rainforest inspired musical piece.

Huxley CE Primary School celebrated the Harvest Festival at St Peters Church in Hargrave last Friday, October 16

Pupils at The King’s Junior School celebrated harvest festival with a twist. Instead of donating cans of food, pupils donated old clothes to go to the local charity Claire House.

An incredible 126 bags were collected and donated by King’s, which once prepared and sold in Claire House Shops, is the equivalent of £1,260.

Claire House commented to say “It is only through such acts of generosity and kindness that Claire House can continue to help children and young adults and their families right across the nation.”

On top of this pupils also did a money box collection and raised a brilliant £82.33. This will go towards caring for ill children who visit Claire House.

Pupils at The King's Junior School celebrated the Harvest festival by donating old clothes to Claire House

The children of J H Godwin recently held a Harvest Service with Rev Tina from Holy Trinity Church and collected tins and packets of food. It was all sent to the local Food Bank to help local families in need of help.

Children from J H Godwin recently held a Harvest service

Leading homebuilder, Taylor Wimpey Manchester, is thrilled to announce that it has partnered with Winnington Park Primary School, in Northwich, for its 2015 Harvest celebrations.

The school, which is based just a short distance from Taylor Wimpey’s Winnington Village development, received a donation of £200 from the homebuilder to purchase food packages for Mid Cheshire Food Bank.

Head teacher at Winnington Park Primary School, Jane Dale, comments: “Harvest is the perfect time of year to give something back and help those less fortunate.

“We’re delighted to have the support of Taylor Wimpey on this exciting initiative and for the team’s generosity once again.”

Since launching Winnington Village, Taylor Wimpey has partnered with the school on a number of initiatives including, Walk to School Month, World Book Day, and educational visits to the development.

Associate sales and marketing director at Taylor Wimpey Manchester Chloe Dunn explains: “We’re thrilled to have partnered with Winnington Park Primary School on another exciting activity.

“Harvest is one of my favourite times of year, as it’s great to see the whole community pull together to offer a helping hand to those more in need.”

Taylor Wimpey’s Winnington Village development currently features a range of three and four-bedroom homes, from just £184,995.

For further information on the Winnington Village development, please call 01606 530375 or visit the Sales Information Centre, open Thursday to Monday between 11am and 5pm.

Alternatively, log onto www.taylorwimpey.co.uk

Pupils from Winnington Park Primary School, with Taylor Wimpey sales executive, Lisa Coverley

Pupils from Winnington Park Primary School, with Taylor Wimpey sales executive, Lisa Coverley

The Firs School children have collected for the West Cheshire Food Bank this Harvest Festival. The children also took part in a special Harvest Festival Church Service led by Rev John Philips.

Lucy Davies Head teacher at The Firs School commented, “We have had an excellent first half of the school term and the children have enjoyed learning about Harvest Festival and the seasons and we are delighted that we have collected over 600 items for the West Cheshire Food Bank. After our Harvest Festival Church service we will also have a retiring collection in aid of Save the Family another important local charity we are supporting.”

The Firs School reception class with the donations

Residents and relatives at HC-One’s Acorn Hollow Care Home in Cheshire hosted a fun-filled afternoon to celebrate the Harvest Festival.

Staff, relatives and members of the local community enjoyed a fun-filled afternoon involving arts and crafts, home baking and a large food collection. The home was also beautifully decorated for the occasion including balloons and bunting, and Residents and guests were treated to a performance by the church choir.

Acorn Hollow Care Home Manager, Keeley Hackney, said, “Thank you to everyone who came to our Harvest Festival. It was a great day and we were delighted to have been joined by so many members of the local community.”

HC-One Regional Managing Director, Liz Whyte, said: “Acorn Hollow’s Harvest Festival sounds great! Organising memorable events like this is an important part of how HC-One provides the kindest care.”

Cheshire care home hosts Harvest Festival afternoon

Cheshire care home hosts Harvest Festival afternoon

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