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Blackburn House Donates to The Blackburn Food Bank

Friday, 16 December 2016

  • Blackburn House Blackburn Food Bank donation
  • Blackburn House Blackburn Food Bank loading van

At the start of term, Blackburn House voted for The Blackburn Food Bank as their elected House Charity. House Captain Harry Balmer in Year 13 put the cause forward. He said, “We wanted to support a local charity in the Blackburn area. It made sense with the increasing demand for Food Banks right across the country, especially in the run up to Christmas.”

Katherine Toase, Office Manager at The Blackburn Food Bank, was extremely grateful when contacted by the pupils with the idea. When the collection team arrived, well over three hundred items had been collected by pupils in Blackburn House and boxed up.

Mr Chilton, Blackburn Housemaster, was also very proud of the boys’ efforts and the impact this will have on the Blackburn area. Plans to run future collections on behalf of The Blackburn Food Bank are already in place, with the House hoping to collect even more.

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