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Schools donating sugar to help the homeless this Christmas

PUBLISHED: 13:46 01 November 2017 | UPDATED: 13:46 01 November 2017

Former Norfolk headteacher Helen Lamb with donations from the Sugar for Shelters scheme. Picture: SENT IN BY TIM LENTON

Former Norfolk headteacher Helen Lamb with donations from the Sugar for Shelters scheme. Picture: SENT IN BY TIM LENTON

SENT IN BY TIM LENTON

Schools across Norfolk will be collecting sugar donations this Christmas to help the homeless and people in need.

The Sugar for Shelters scheme is co-ordinated by former Norfolk headteacher Helen Lamb.

Mrs Lamb said: “Collecting sugar is simple and affordable, and helps children focus on the spirit of giving at Christmas. Many children wrap the sugar in festive paper and place it under the school Christmas tree as a gift for the homeless.”

Large amounts of sugar are needed at Norfolk and Suffolk shelters and food kitchens over the winter period for tea, coffee and festive food.

Last year more than 70 schools in the area took part and more than four tonnes was donated by students.

British Sugar also donated an extra two tonnes.

Donations of tea, coffee, biscuits or other foods can also be made for the worthy cause.

All the goods donated will be given out on December 17.

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