Sherburn pupils help refugees

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Louie Newbon, Ellie-May Cameron and Kim Craig decided to work with the geography department to start an appeal for refugees in the camps in Calais.

The students collected tinned foods and toiletries and appealed for other donations to hand over the the charity Yorkshire to Calais via Yorkshire Aid.

The result was a hord of items which were collected by volunteers and community coordinators Rachael O’Neill and Adam Tracey.

Rachael, through local connections, managed to secure The Queen O’ T’owd Thatch in South Milford as a drop off point for any donations of food, clothing, and tents.

She said: “It has been great that students had the initiative to get involved.”

Geography teacher Ben Featherstone said: “Once again the students of Sherburn High rallied together to help support people much less-fortunate than themselves, despite the fact they are hundreds of miles away and in a different country.

“The Geography Department was overwhelmed by the support and generosity of the whole school community.”

It’s not too late to get involved; any donations can be taken to The Queen O’ T’owd Thatch in South Milford before December 12 when Rachael and Adam will set off to Calais.

Pictured are, from left, Adam Tracey, Louis Newbon, Kim Craig, Ellie-May Cameronn and Rachael O’Neill.