Caring youngsters donate food to help community

Pupils at Carlton J+I school, South Elmsall, collect food to help with the SESKU Outreach Programme, which distributes food to the elderly.'L to R) Niamh Philip, Drew Staniforth, Dylan Egley, Adam Marton, Jamie-Lee Gill, Bailey Pickin, Connor Sharman, Madison Foster, Charlie Mitchell.'h7797b206
Pupils at Carlton J+I school, South Elmsall, collect food to help with the SESKU Outreach Programme, which distributes food to the elderly.'L to R) Niamh Philip, Drew Staniforth, Dylan Egley, Adam Marton, Jamie-Lee Gill, Bailey Pickin, Connor Sharman, Madison Foster, Charlie Mitchell.'h7797b206

Generous pupils at Carlton J&I School brought tinned food into school last Friday to donate to elderly and vulnerable residents.

There were countless tins of soup, beans, and other heart-warming food to make the cold season a little easier for those who really need it.

Ann Foster, the school’s business manager, said: “The children brought in so many tins, there are at least 100.”

The collection was held for the SESKU Outreach, which aims to make food and warm clothing available to old people who would otherwise struggle to make ends meet.

Mrs Foster said: “We wanted to get involved as it is helping our community.”

The scheme has drop off points at Moorthorpe Recreation Club, Langthwaite Lane, South Elmsall, the Church House, Barnsley Road, South Kirkby, and the Wrangbrook Club, Wrangbrook Road, Upton.

Anyone who does not live in a neighbourhood usually associated with elderly residents can request a pack by calling Joanne Speight on 07799 117093. For more information, e-mail sesku-outreach@hotmail.co.uk or visit www.facebook.com and search for SESKU Outreach.