Sheringham pre-school nursery helps foodbank at harvest festival

Three-year-old Ladybird Pre-School Nursery pupil George with his donation for Cromer Food Bank.Photo

Three-year-old Ladybird Pre-School Nursery pupil George with his donation for Cromer Food Bank.Photo: Karen Bethell - Credit: Archant

Toddlers at Sheringham nursery Ladybird celebrated harvest festival with songs and stories at St Andrew's Church, Cromer Road.

The youngsters took along donations of food for Cromer Foodbank, which was launched 18 months ago and now has distribution centres at North Walsham, Sheringham, Aylsham and Cromer.

A Holt centre is due to be opened on October 18 by the charity, which fed more than 500 clients in its first year, reaching the 1,000-mark by June of this year.

Collections of non-perishable food are made at supermarkets, churches and schools, with agencies including Citizens Advice Bureau, social workers and doctors handing out vouchers to those in need.

Foodbank volunteers, who run a delivery service to people unable to get to a collection point, can also refer clients to other agencies able to help address long-term financial problems.

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Ladybird Pre-School Nursery manager Louise Brock thanked St Andrew's minister Rev David Philo for organising on a special service for youngsters, with songs including All Things Bright and Beautiful and Dingle Dangle Scarecrow.

'We have been celebrating harvest festival at St Andrew's for many years,' she said.

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'I think it is a lovely way of getting out into the community and encouraging children to think about those less fortunate than themselves.'

For more information about the foodbank, visit or phone 07826 376343.

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