Castle School donate food for Christmas hampers

Food that will go towards Christmas hampers for PATH clients was generously donated by year 9 pupils from Castle School this week.

Having read a text about homelessness this term, the class wanted to know about the scale of the problem at home in Pembrokeshire, so we provided them with leaflets and fact sheets to help put the problem into perspective.

Once they saw the scale of the problem, they decided to take action and organised the food donations in time for Christmas.

We were delighted to see the huge amount of food they managed to collect and our Marketing & Project Manager, Matthew Roberts, took the chance to talk with the class to answer their questions and discuss the problem of homelessness in the county when we collected the food.

This food will be combined with other donations to make up our Christmas hampers, which every year go to our clients who are struggling with food poverty.

The hampers contain essentials such as tinned goods and pasta, all the way to Christmas chocolates and puddings.

Separately from this donation, Shelby from year 10 joined the class to discuss the problem with us in her role as the Charity Ambassador for the school.

This term she has been fundraising for PATH by selling tea, coffee and cakes at parents evenings and events, and she’s organised film nights at the school.

Her fundraising efforts aren’t over yet, so there will be another trip to the school in the near future to collect another generous donation. Great work Shelby!