Staff and students show support for the needy

Ellesmere Port school donate hampers and cash

Pupils and staff showed support for the St Vincent de Paul Society for the 10th Christmas running

Staff and students came up with massive support for a charity dedicated to helping the needy.

For the 10th Christmas running, Ellesmere Port Catholic High supported the St Vincent de Paul Society (SVP) in the town through donations of hampers and cash.

The school says the society was ‘overwhelmed’ with the generosity and a whopping 58 hampers were provided to help those less fortunate in the area last Christmas.

Neil Rooney, co-ordinator at the school, said:“Yet again our school community rallied to help those who have fallen on hard times."

“The sixth-form group who publicised and organised the collections did a great job alongside form-tutors and school chaplain John McQuaid.

“In the current financial climate, it is further proof of the caring and generous nature the people of Ellesmere Port and surrounding areas have.

“Thank you to all involved.”

Chris Duke from the SVP commented:“At Christmas a special effort is made by the St Vincent de Paul Society to reach out to local people who are in most need."

“We have managed to achieve this by the help given to us by the school and others locally.”

People can visit the school’s web site, to find out how to further support the local SVP with donations of food, cash or scrap metal.

“Well done to all for their support,” added Mr Rooney.


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