Donations from academy and business will help foodbanks through busy festive period

Flagship Group is donating food boxes to foodbanks in Norwich, Dereham and Thetford. Picture by Flag

Flagship Group is donating food boxes to foodbanks in Norwich, Dereham and Thetford. Picture by Flagship Group - Credit: Flagship Group

Academy students have been helping to make Christmas better for less fortunate families in their town.

Boxes of donations collected by students and staff at Thetford Academy, which are being donated to T

Boxes of donations collected by students and staff at Thetford Academy, which are being donated to Thetford Foodbank. Picture by David Towler - Credit: David Towler

Thetford Academy has been collecting donations to give to the town's foodbank ahead of the busy festive period.

Thanks to pupils' generosity, the school has collected enough food to fill more than 40 hampers, which will be delivered to households in need in the Thetford area.

They have donated additional food to the Norwich Foodbank.

The effort, which involved all the academy's year groups, was coordinated by assistant principal David Towler.


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He said: 'The response from students and parents has been amazing and they have all done something wonderful for many families who are in need across Norfolk at this special time of year.'

Thetford Foodbank also received further donations from Flagship Group. Staff at the social housing provider also donated boxes of food for foodbanks in Norwich and Dereham.

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Every team in the company filled and decorated a box, with donations being made to the three foodbanks through December.

In total 19 boxes will go to help people in need over Christmas.

Hannah Worsley, project manager at the Norwich Foodbank, said: 'To have the support of an organisation such as Flagship is brilliant, as they see and support clients every day and can really appreciate the difficulties and struggles people can have and are supporting them in another very practical way through these donations.'

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