Rainford High deliver 1625kg of donations for St Helens foodbanks






Rainford High concluded the school year with an impactful whole-school foodbank drive. Throughout the year, the school organised an array of collections to support local foodbanks and charities. The dedicated students and staff joined forces for one final charitable push to help those in need. The school often aims to donate just before longer holidays in order to support those in the local and wider community who may struggle during this time. A competitive edge was added to the donating process using the school’s house system. Students across the year groups are allocated to one of five houses: Integrity, Resilience, Endeavour, Compassion and Determination. Each house was encouraged to compete with each other in a bid to be the team with the most donated items. Integrity donated 215 items, Resilience, 303, Endeavour, 316, Compassion, 353, and Determination, a huge 470 – bringing the total to 1,657. All donations were handed over to The Hope Centre, St Helens, to be given to different St Helens foodbanks. From September 2022 to July 2023, Rainford High has donated an impressive 1625.94kg worth of donations which have supported many residents in the St Helens borough. Director of business and finance, and lead of the school’s fundraising and charitable activities, Miss Alex Marsh, said: “We believe that ‘Everyone Matters, Everyone Helps and Everyone Succeeds’, and this is something that we apply to not only our school, but to the local area. It is important everyone works together to create a close, positive, and supportive community that we all can be proud of.” Mr Ian Young, principal of Rainford High, added: “To find out that we have collectively donated 1625.94kg is amazing, and we are looking forward to participating in further fundraising and collections next academic year.”