FROM tins of soup, pasta and chocolate, pupils were busy collecting food to help those who are less fortunate.

Bracknell Forest Lions Club teamed up with Wildridings Primary School to organise a collection for Bracknell Foodbank.

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Students were encouraged to bring in tins of food, bags of pasta, rice, cereals and goodies for the Lions club members to bag up and deliver to the Kerith Centre Foodbank on Friday, January 31.

The club said it is 'typically' a quiet time of year for the foodbank after the Christmas 'season of goodwill' is over.

Simon Cope, headteacher, said: "It is always great have the opportunity to give something back to our amazing community. "The staff, parents and children at Wildridings are incredible and are always very supportive when it comes to helping others. Clare and her team do such a brilliant job and I feel privileged that the Lions feel that they can call on Wildridings for support."

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The school has previously supported Bracknell Foodbank with its community led harvest festival event.

More than 350 items were donated including custard, biscuits, rice, long life milk and tinned fruit.

Clare Dowling, lions club member, said: "As a club it’s really important to us that we support local charities and good causes.

"We’re delighted to be working alongside Wildridings School to collect for the foodbank- it’s been such a success that we will certainly be repeating it next year."