A local school has launched an initiative to support vulnerable families in the cost of living crisis.

The School has asked its wider community to donate towards the 'Charters Essential Parcels’ scheme.

Parcels will then be created, made up of store cupboard staples including pasta, rice, cereal, pasta sauce, soup, beans, tinned meat, fish, vegetables and fruit, tea bags, coffee, deodorant, toilet roll, soap and soap powder for those in need.

Deputy Headteacher in charge of coordinating the project Mrs Henly said “The support and generosity of the Charters community was overwhelming, with a staggering £4727.50  raised in just a few days. 

"We are a true Comprehensive and our cohort reflects pockets of deprivation throughout all year groups.

"We  would like to sincerely thank all those who have supported this campaign, the kindness of the community really will make a difference to our families in need.”