Over the last few weeks, learners and staff at The Kassia Academy and Support Services have been working in conjunction with players and coaches of Rylands Sharks ARLFC to provide and support The Poulton-with-Fearnhead Parish Council foodbank. The foodbank currently supports over 60 families in our local area with weekly deliveries of food and household supplies.
KS4 learners from The Kassia Academy have taken part in charity events including a 10km walk and car wash whilst players, coaches and officials from Rylands Sharks ARLFC have collected food donations from the community. Thanks to the work of the learners and some generous donations from the wider community over £500 was raised and a huge amount of food was donated, allowing the parish council to continue supporting those families most in need throughout December.
Andrew Hawley, Director of Teaching and Learning at The Kassia Academy and Covid Officer at Rylands Sharks, organised the event and was blown away at the generosity of those supporting;
"I never in my wildest dreams expected to have raised as much money and collected as many supplies as we did. Being a part of two special communities is a privilege especially when they come together to create something as fantastic as this. I have to give a special thanks to both Smiles and More who donated £250 and to Liam Vickers from LV Bathrooms who gave up his time free of charge to help move the supplies from the school to the foodbank."
The foodbank based at The Station House Pub and Dining continues to be open for donations on Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 10am to 1pm.
Photograph - Samantha Rigby-White (Head of School), Danny Walker (Warrington Wolves and ex Rylands Sharks Junior), Rachel Ashurst (Rylands Sharks ARLFC) with learners from The Kassia Academy and Support Services.