Letter from Norton Radstock Children’s Centre
The school received this letter from Norton Radstock Children’s Centre this week. I am sure most of you will have read the paper copy in your child’s book bag, but I thought I would include it here as well. I personally read it twice, because I found it so moving.(editor)
Dear Mr Heath,
I would like to thank the staff, parents and children of Hemington School for the very kind donation of food from your recent Harvest Festival. The many children that attended our stay and play sessions throughout the week received fresh vegetable soup. This was made from the vegetables that we received; several parents have taken this idea away to make at home for their children. The fruit was shared amongst children and parents to provide an additional healthy snack.
The rest of the food has been shared out to many needy families. We have a broad range of families that we work with and many are finding it difficult to manage financially in the current climate, therefore it is wonderful to be able to take along a bag of food.
One parent was very emotional and eventually told staff that she had no money left to last until the end of the week and had needed to choose between nappies and food. A bag of tinned food and potatoes provided enough food to last until payday.
The boxes of chocolates have been saved for families that are having a “bad” day; we feel that they sometimes just need a little something special. A particular lonely parent was about to have a birthday, on a visit to the house she had gone out and bought herself some bubble bath, wrapped it up and put a tag on it saying, ” Happy Birthday to Mummy”. Being able to take along a box of chocolates to show her that someone else cares about her and has remembered her birthday was very special to her.
Again thank you all for the generosity that you have shown it has been much appreciated.
Norton Radstock Children’s Centre.