Pike Fold in the community!

Manchester Homeless Christmas Shoe Box Appeal 2018!

 

This year the pupils of Pike Fold will be taking part in the Homeless Christmas Shoebox Appeal!

The Appeal is a well-established project run by the Manchester Street Angels; they are a team of volunteers who dedicate their free time towards helping the homeless in and around Greater Manchester.

The number of rough sleepers in Manchester has gone up by approximately 40% in the last 12 months.  This year’s Greater Manchester count found 268 rough sleepers across the conurbation, compared to 189 in 2016.

The region has seen a six-fold increase since 2010.

In order for the appeal to be successful, we are asking for donations from all pupils as follows:

Nursery: Toothbrushes & Toothpaste

Reception: Soap/shower gel

Year 1: Wet Wipes & Deodorant

Year 2: Hairbrushes & combs

Year 3: Chocolate, sweets & biscuits (use by dates beyond 25/12/2018)

Year 4: Hats & Scarves

Year 5: Gloves & warm socks

Year 6: Christmas wrapping paper

In addition to the above please could all year groups donate Shoe boxes with lids (we are aiming for 80 boxes to be made across the whole school!). The distribution costs will be met by the school.

We would be very grateful if donations could be brought into school as soon as possible to be handed to Miss Nickson who is the project coordinator.

The shoe boxes will be presented to one of the project organisers during a school assembly on Friday 23rd November 2018.

Pictures of our contribution will be uploaded to this page once the project is completed!

 

 

 

 

 

Working with local business owners....

As part of our 'Pike Fold Christmas Appeal' initiative some members of our student council have been working with two local business's.  These business owners have kindly agreed to help us support a number of our families by providing these quality hampers through their voucher schemes!

Three of our Student Council members went out into the community to meet with the business owners and have their photos taken with an 'example hamper' displaying the kinds of products our supported families will expect to receive this Christmas.

The boys felt extremley proud to be a part of this appeal.

The details of our 2017 Christmas Appeal are below, we are still accepting any kind donations until the end of 15th December 2017.

 

Our Story....

Pike Fold Community Primary School is proud to be supported by such dedicated and committed staff members who are constantly trying to improve the lives and experiences of the young people in our care. We believe that all children deserve the right to be included in everything we celebrate in our local community, especially at Christmas time and our amazing team of professionals have recognised that not all children are in receipt of this and want to set this page up to enable them to donate some of their own money to such a worthy cause.

This is our very own PIKE FOLD CHRISTMAS APPEAL 2017 where staff, friends and members of the wider community of the school can donate how ever much they'd like to enable us to provide support for families in need.

We welcome donations from anyone outside of Pike Fold who are wanting to support our children and families at this time of year and thank everyone in advance for their generosity and kindness.

 

If you would like to make a donation please click Link.