Committed to Community Involvement – Wellington School

18 Nov 2020

Wellington School independent day and boarding school Somerset

The Chapel at Wellington School is piled high with donations from parents and staff which will be sent out into the local community.

Wellington School has invited the school community to donate to a Chapel Food Bank Appeal to help the local community.

Headmaster Eugene du Toit commented, “we know that many families are struggling with financial difficulties and uncertainty as a result of the pandemic and, with Christmas approaching, we are very keen to help.

We have appealed for non-perishables (tinned food, pasta etc.), toiletries (nappies especially) and good condition second-hand or new toys. We have publicised our appeal throughout the school community and have already had a very positive response.  Donations will be sent to the Community Council for Somerset, and we are also taking cash donations. We have also committed to supporting Potters Butchers by raising funds for the Christmas hampers Tim and his team are putting together “

Subject to government guidance allowing it, small, year-group bubbled sections of our choir will be visiting six care homes after lockdown end and will sing to residents from the gardens of each home. An offer has also been made to the Council to sing in the town square in the build-up to Christmas. These activities will be appropriately risk assessed to ensure the health and safety of all involved.

“Wellington School is proud to join with Potters Butchers, the Community Council for Somerset and Parents and Families Support Workers in supporting our community celebrate Christmas. We will do everything possible to lend a hand of kindness wherever we can,” concluded Mr du Toit.