Rushden pupils collect more than 40 bags of food to be given to older people

Diane Eaton from Serve with the donations of food
Diane Eaton from Serve with the donations of food

School pupils helped collect more than 40 bags of food to be given to people in their community.

Youngsters from Alfred Street Junior School and Risedene Academy in Rushden collected the donations of food as part of their harvest festival celebrations.

The children should be very proud of what they have helped us to achieve during this harvest festival

Jessica Slater

Each of the bags of food has now been given to people who use Serve, the Rushden-based charity which provides support for older people in East Northamptonshire as well as parts of Wellingborough.

The charity has a client base of more than 5,000 and provides services including community transport, day trips and activities, handy help services and personal homecare.

Diane Eaton, the well-being co-ordinator for Serve, said: “There must have been at least 40 bags of food donated, and these have been given to people who we care for in their own homes, our well-being service users and transport service users.

“Our service users said that it was a lovely thought and very generous.”

Jessica Slater, general manager for Serve, said: “Every year we are overwhelmed by the support and generosity from the public and the children should be proud of what they have helped us to achieve during this harvest festival.”

For more information about the work of Serve and the services it offers call 01933 315555 or visit the website at www.serve.org.uk.