Pupils hold festive gift drive to help the vulnerable in Slough

Kind-hearted pupils are helping to support vulnerable people from the local community this festive season.

Pupils at the school have been busy creating hampers full of donated treats to help provide comfort to homeless people this winter and to patients at The Thames Hospice.

Last year, pupils created more than 30 large hampers that were gifted across the community and this year the pupils want to deliver even more.

The charitable work forms part of the school’s annual Festive Winter Gift Programme, which takes place across all 28 schools that are part of the multi-academy trust, Star Academies.

Shegufta Farooq-Bowkan, Assistant Principal at Eden Girls’ School, Slough, said:

“It’s wonderful to see  our pupils generously supporting those in need, especially at a time when a lot of families are getting together. We are very proud that our pupils feel a great sense of responsibility and really want to help people in their local community. They have really pulled together to work as a team and undertaking this charitable work helps them to develop as well-rounded, compassionate individuals. Helping to support others in the community is absolutely key for us as a school. It’s wonderful to help bring the whole community together and to spread a little goodwill.”

Mufti Hamid Patel CBE, Chief Executive of Star Academies, said:

“At Star Academies, we are committed to nurturing our pupils to develop a genuine desire to support those less fortunate than themselves. The festive season is one of the times in our school calendar when we step up our efforts to offer a helping hand to those in need. Once again this year, it is extremely heartening to see our pupils, parents and staff embrace our Winter Gift Programme by reaching out into their communities to put smiles on the faces of the most vulnerable. Together, we want to ensure that no one in our community is without company, a card or gift at the time of year when our country is celebrating a national holiday.”

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