Stevenage school’s Christmas hampers support good causes in the town, Hitchin and Letchworth

John Henry Newman students organised a ‘Hampers Little Helpers’ appeal.

John Henry Newman students organised a ‘Hampers Little Helpers’ appeal. - Credit: Archant

A school’s ‘Hampers Little Helpers’ appeal has proved a big success, with more than 70 boxes distributed to community causes.

Students and staff at John Henry Newman School in Stevenage all made donations for the hampers, which are being shared between Stevenage Haven, Stevenage Community Food Bank, North Herts Sanctuary in Hitchin and Garden House Hospice in Letchworth.

The school also collected more than 30 shoeboxes with items for elderly people who will be on their own at Christmas, which were shared between local churches and the St Vincent de Paul Society.

It is the second year the appeal has been held. A school spokeswoman said: “It was a very rewarding experience for all to be able to work together and support each other in the work that we do, and reminded all involved the difference we can make this Christmas when we come together as a community.”

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