Children from Highfield and Brookham School have been involved in some fruitful fundraisers over the past 12 months, raising an impressive £7,068 for Liphook Food Bank along the way.

Food bank trustees Glynis Blake and Mary Braitch were treated to a fun retelling of the classic children’s tale The Enormous Turnip before receiving the impressive cheque which will make a massive difference to under-pressure families who are struggling with the cost-of-living.

The money came from a variety of fundraising activities including the Break the Rules Day, where the children were (within reason!) given license to ‘break the rules’. 

Children chose a disco, fun run and a testing triathlon, involving a tough swim, cycle and run, to help raise the tasty £7,068 for the food bank. Located at Liphook Junior School, the food bank offers food parcels and advice to families who are struggling financially, a crucial service all-year round but especially during the winter months.

Highfield and Brookham head Suzannah Cryer said she was “incredibly proud” of the amount raised for such a deserving cause.

“Our children never need asking twice to roll up their sleeves and get stuck into a fundraising project and I couldn’t be more proud of the amount of money they have raised for Liphook Food Bank.

“We absolutely love being part of the Liphook community and have a long and happy association with many groups, associations and charities in the village, and our children are always willing to go the extra mile to support causes that our dear to our hearts.

“Liphook Food Bank is one such cause and works tirelessly to get the right help to the right people in our community who really need it most. It is such a wonderful cause and we are delighted to help in our own small way.”

The food bank is open from 9.30am to 11.30am on Tuesdays and Fridays. For more details, call 07871 287295 or email [email protected]