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Junior Boys' Harvest Help for St Luke’s

Thursday, 07 October 2010

Once again the Junior Boys' hall was packed out with boys and their parents for the annual Harvest festival in aid of the Drop-in Centre at St Luke's Church on Chorley Old Road.

Head Teacher, Mr Stephen Whittaker, opened the ceremony and an address was given by the Reverend Stuart Cornes of St Luke's Church. Reverend Cornes shared the story of a person who had entered the drop-in centre with nothing to eat and with no work but after the support of those in the centre, including some opportunities to gain work experience in their charity shop, had eventually found work, showing the boys that their contributions could make a real difference to people's lives. During the ceremony Reverend Cornes led the prayers, hymns were sung, and boys from Years 4, 5 and 6 also performed songs for the large audience.

The boys and their parents brought in a wide range of food items to donate to the drop-in centre. This is the fifth year that the Junior School has supported the centre, which aims to enable people from the local community to overcome problems and whose work is particularly geared towards helping the homeless, long-term unemployed and the elderly.

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Harvest Festival

Head Teacher, Mr Stephen Whittaker with some of the boys and the food they collected