Harvest Festival Packed to the Rafters
Wednesday, 07 October 2009
The Junior Boys' Hall was packed to the rafters for their annual Harvest festival in aid of the Drop-in Centre at St Luke's Church on Chorley Old Road.
The whole school, along with many parents, gathered in the hall where Head Teacher, Mr Stephen Whittaker, opened the ceremony. They sang hymns and listened to an address and prayers by the Reverend Stuart Cornes of St Luke's Church. He spoke to the audience about how the drop-in centre benefits individuals' lives, and reminded them that their gifts of food will help to prepare the 70 free meals a day that the centre provides. 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, along with bulbs that will be planted in the school grounds. This is the fourth 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. The centre provides over 10,000 free meals every year.