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CWA students give 400 items to foodbank

CWA students give 400 items to foodbank

Published by Grace Mcgachy
2:49pm 23rd December 2019.

Students at the College of West Anglia have donated money and nearly 400 items to the King's Lynn Foodbank.

It was all part of a unit where students learnt about how individuals cope with major life events. 

They also raised money with charity events. 

CWA students give to KL foodbank

 

CWA health and social care lecturer, Hannah Mann, said: 

“The students had studied the ways in which Foodbanks help to support needs in the community and decided they wanted to help, as they felt that no one should go hungry or without the essentials, especially around Christmas time.” 

CWA student, Alice Peacher, said: 

“It was a really eye-opening opportunity, I can’t image going without simple things like toilet roll or sanitary products, so it was interesting in learning about the Foodbank. I

feel I learnt a lot, I didn’t realise how much the Foodbank provided.

I would find it difficult to budget: balancing rent and bills.”

Food donations were collected from staff and students across the campus throughout the week

Other activities included a car wash at CWA’s King’s Lynn campus, washing cars and vans throughout the day.

Students also organised a day of fundraising activities doe in The Hub including; guess how many sweets in the jar, a mobile tuck shop and a raffle, raising over £140. 

CWA students give to KL foodbank

 

Students and staff then visited the town centre to purchase items like toiletries, socks, selection boxes, sanitary items to donate to the Foodbank.

They visited the Foodbank to meet the people who run it and drop off all their donations in time for Christmas. 

Hannah said: 

“I am proud of how the students have worked together for such a great cause. They have been very euthanistic to help those in need and get stuck into organising and carrying out the fundraising activities.”

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