Our pupils have been thanked for ‘touching the hearts’ of the local community after creating and delivering special Christmas hampers to those in need this Christmas.

This year, Framlingham College Senior School pupils rallied together to produce over 30 Christmas themed hampers packed with festive food, sweet treats, toiletries and everyday essentials.

A completely pupil-driven project, with support from the College Charity Committee, the hampers were all designed, created, filled, and delivered by the pupils.

Distributed around Framlingham, Debenham and Dennington, the hampers were gifted to those most vulnerable, such as single parent families, elderly residents living alone or those affected by flooding.

One Framlingham resident, who was affected by flooding after Storm Babet, was gifted a hamper by pupils Elenor and Mimi. She said: “Thank you so much for the wonderful hamper delivered by Elenor and Mimi. There are so many things in there I’m not sure I’ve completely reached the bottom of the box yet! It’s so beautifully arranged with so many tasty things for Christmas. Thank you so much indeed.”

Another Framlingham resident, whose mother now lives alone and has battled depression and loneliness this year, said: “Thank you so much for brightening up my mum’s day today with the beautiful hamper you delivered to her – to say she was surprised is an understatement! Mum has had a tough year with health problems and depression, she is on her own and sometimes gets very lonely. Each one of you have touched her heart today and mine too.”

Talking about the importance of kindness and the College’s support in the local community, Year 13 Wellbeing Prefect, Amy B, said: “Kindness is at the heart of Framlingham College and all that goes on. We speak often about community spirit, demonstrating how kindness and wellbeing of others has upmost importance.

“Within the College, we celebrate events such as random acts of kindness day, wellbeing week and anti-bullying week. These events allow for open conversations about kindness, and enable pupils to take an active role in ensuring that people are kind to one another.”

This drive follows on from Framingham College’s recent work with Ipswich Food Bank charity FIND.

Find out more about our work with the community, local schools, and charities. 

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