As part of it’s annual Christmas campaign, The Beacon lunch club at Duke’s Secondary School chose to once again support the Wansbeck Valley Food Bank. This is the third year that the school has collected long-life foods, tinned goods, toiletries and Christmas items such as boxes of biscuits, Christmas puddings, crackers and chocolates to donate to the food bank, which does incredible work to support families and individuals in our local community.

Due to Covid-19 the support the food bank offers is more valuable than ever. Recognising this, The Beacon students went above and beyond to support and promote the campaign and ended up collecting over 900 different food items! All of the donations have now been boxed up and will be collected by the food bank.

In addition to the food collection, the students also organised a raffle and have sold Secret Santa candygrams in-school, so we were also able to make a cash donation to the food bank of £100. We’d like to take this opportunity to thank each and every person who contributed to our collection and to this wonderful cause.