King’s Lynn Academy in Gaywood gives 100 Christmas hampers to community
King’s Lynn Academy completed a 100 hamper challenge because, for the second year running due to Covid, the Gaywood school was unable to hold its Christmas meal for the community.
Instead of sitting down 100 elderly neighbours to a festive lunch, the Lynn secondary organised 100 food or pamper hampers as a replacement mission.
Head of Year 9 organiser, Hayley Lockey, led staff and students to pack gifts, food and drink in preparation for delivery.
Beneficiaries included the Lavender Court retirement housing complex, the Church of Nazarene and PHAB (Physical Handicapped and Able Bodied) Club.
Meanwhile, King's Lynn and District Round Table 54 have donated £500.
Mrs Lockey explained that students and staff contributed to the hampers and have been making up them during the past fortnight.
She said: "I've been asking for donations all year so staff have been regifting all year.
"It takes a little bit of organising. It would have been lovely to do the meal but hopefully next year we'll be all right."
There were two types: pamper hampers were tailored for both ladies and gents; while food hampers were packed with items like Christmas pudding, stollen cake, crackers, tins and biscuits.
She added: "The staff and children are just amazing. It's been really lovely how they're all come together."