Bede’s pupils organise food bank drive

December 7, 2017

A collection of exceptional Deis House pupils recently conducted an assembly to raise awareness of the Trussell Trust Eastbourne Foodbank.

First Year pupils Owen Pennington, Zak Rawat, Varun Mahatme and Jem Matthews, supported by their House Prefects Ryan Welch, Tom Welch and Sam Avery, organised a team of pupils to collect canned and packaged food ready to be boxed.

Eastbourne Foodbank are a self-sufficient charity who do not receive any local or government funding, relying solely on volunteers and donations from the public and local businesses.

The generosity of pupils has been overwhelming; as a result of the food collected, an amazing 25 boxes of food have been filled.

Mr Driver, Deis Housemaster said, “The experience has been extremely insightful into how the charity is run and how our contributions can help. The efforts of the pupils shows just how willing they are to make a positive difference.”