Each year, on the Saturday before Christmas, pupils and staff from Harrytown Catholic High School, provide and serve a Christmas dinner to clients at the Wellspring Homeless Centre in Stockport. This tradition has been going on for over 25 years.
This year, due to the pandemic, Harrytown cannot carry this tradition on, so The Wellspring, rather than serving a Christmas dinner, will be serving takeaway food boxes to clients. For the Christmas appeal this year therefore the school has had to change its focus. Pupils have raised money to pay for the Turkey for the take away meals. In addition, pupils and staff have provided 80 “Sweet, Feet, Treat” bags for the clients. These bags contain sweets, socks, confectionery, gloves, hats and toiletries. Finally, there has also been a collection of food such as mince pies, Christmas puddings, tinned foods, chocolates, tea, coffee and so on and a delivery of 33 hampers within the local community.
Mr Turner, Assistant Headteacher said: “As always, the school community has gone beyond our expectations with its generosity, especially this year, given the situation many of our families find themselves in. We are proud of our pupils who embody the five school values of Charity, Humility, Service, Simplicity and Unity. It is times like this that make you reflect on what a special place this school is.”
The goods were all delivered to a grateful Wellspring centre on Friday 18th December.