Reverse Advent Calendar

The gift of giving is highlighted again at KVS.

For the third year running Kennet Valley C of E VA Primary School are running a reverse advent calendar for children and staff. This means that rather than getting gifts from an advent calendar on the countdown to Christmas they give gifts to others.

For the next twenty days (Monday November 9 to Friday December 4) staff, children and parents will bring in a wide selection of food, toiletries, and other essentials to give to the Trussell Trust, which has a base in Devizes.

The Trussell Trust is a fantastic organisation that supports people in our local community. They organise a nationwide network of food banks and provide emergency food and support to people locked in poverty. They also campaign for change to end the need for food banks in the UK.

Headteacher, Emma Russell, said,

Over the last two years our school community has worked together to support this crucial charity and I am very proud of everyone being involved. It is fantastic to extend our advent calendar so that we are able to collect more in our third year.

We have also been very lucky that our local community has also supported this initiative by bringing items into the school. I am incredibly grateful to residents of our local villages who helped us in the past.

I know that it will be more difficult for local residents to help during the coming lockdown, but we would welcome any donations when lockdown has finished in early December. All items collected will be taken to Devizes later in that month

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