How 3,435 tins will make a difference to homeless people in Sunderland
Southmoor Academy has once again held an appeal in school to collect canned foods to then distribute to the homeless over the festive period.
This year pupils managed to collect h 3,435 tins – its largest collection yet.
The tins were then distributed on Thursday, December 19, to Burn Park Church, St Mary’s Church Drop-In Centre and Austin House in Southwick.
Praising the effort of pupils, Simon Wareham, director of careers and PSHCE at Southmoor Multi Academy Trust, said: “Every year, Southmoor Academy is proud to help local charities with providing food for the homeless over the festive Christmas period.
“Our annual tin appeal has become a highlight of the school calendar.
“This year, we set a huge target of collecting 3000 tins.
“We are absolutely delighted that we thoroughly smashed this target, and collected the most amount of tins ever raised at Southmoor, with 3,435 tins.
“Each year our final total beats the previous year and continues to grow.
“This shows the huge generosity of spirit of the young people and staff at Southmoor.
“This year’s total is an absolutely amazing achievement and we are so proud of all of our students for digging deep in their kitchen cupboards to support our tin appeal.
“Their fantastic efforts will really help to provide a warm meal in the local area over Christmas time.”