Education News | Local School Raises Money for Foodbank Easter Eggs | Andover & VillagesMoney raised from an Easter tea held at St Michael’s Primary School in Figheldean has been used to buy Easter eggs for a local foodbank.

Children and parents from the school made the cakes and the Easter tea was set up by the School Council. The £101 raised was then used to buy as many chocolate eggs as possible from Tesco in Amesbury. The store also donated five more Easter eggs.

Pupils George Austin, Isabelle Thompson and Morgann Farnell, with the school Principal Nicky Phillips, then delivered the Easter eggs to the Trussell Trust food bank in Salisbury.

“Lucy Duffy from the Trussell Trust was delighted and asked the children if they knew what would happen to the eggs,” said Principal, Nicky Phillips. “She showed us round the food bank and explained how it is all sorted and stored for people who haven’t the money to buy food,” she said.

“Although this was a great deed and an enjoyable morning, I think the children couldn’t believe that so much chocolate had passed through their hands and not reached their mouths,” said Nicky Phillips.

Photo caption – George Austin, Morgann Farnell and Isabelle Thompson with Lucy Duffy from the Trussell Trust.

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