Two Year 11 students from More House School in Frensham saw an idea come to life on Friday, October 20, as they opened the doors of a new storage container purchased specifically to collect donations from the school community in support of the Farnham Foodbank.
Back in the summer, Rufus and James came up with the initiative as part of their Duke of Edinburgh Award volunteering project.
Having researched what was needed to set up a collection point at the school, the boys then formally presented their idea to the headmaster and senior leadership team, who voted overwhelmingly to back the proposal and bring it to fruition.
The collection box is located in the bottom car park of the school and will be opened for donations at drop-off and pick-up times on Mondays and Fridays.
The Foodbank’s wish list of products will change monthly so the boys will be kept busy updating the items and getting the word out to parents and staff.
A school spokesperson said: “Huge thanks go to Rufus and James for their commitment to helping families in need, and to their parents who have taken on the task of collecting and transporting the contents of the container to the Foodbank’s depot at the end of each week.
“Thank you also to the More House families for their support so far; please keep the donations coming.
“Our very first day yielded a good haul which means everything points to a hugely successful campaign going forward.”