Christmas cheer for all: deprived families will receive emergency funding

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DEPRIVED families in Harlow will receive crucial funding from the Essex half-term emergency fund to aid the transition into the Christmas break.

Hundreds children from BMAT Essex school’s that receive free school meals, will now be entitled to essential food hampers to assist families, thanks to the Essex half-term emergency fund’s £11,905 contribution.

Low income families already have immense pressures, therefore the fund was created by the multi-academy trust to alleviate unnecessary pressures over the festive period. The food hampers include all-important items such as: pasta, eggs, milk and of course a portion of festive treats.

“These hampers will help those families who are experiencing very difficult times as a result of the pandemic. We are really grateful for the kind donation which will make a big-difference”, said Lucia Glynn, BMAT head of operations.

The food hampers will be distributed to all eligible students before the Christmas break.

Photo: Food items distributed in the food hampers

 

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Skye Stewart

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