Christmas food parcels to stop child hunger thanks to Peterborough United and Whittlesey schools

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Two Whittlesey schools had an extra special treat for many of their families when two members of staff dressed up as Christmas elves to deliver food parcels.

Mrs Bowden and Mrs Doherty helped to deliver some of the 360 parcels donated by the Peterborough United Foundation, the charitable trust of Peterborough United Football Club, to 80 families.

Rob Litten, executive headteacher of both Park Lane Primary School and Nursery and New Road Primary School, said: “The parcels were delivered to combat local school children going hungry over the Christmas holidays.

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“This situation was highlighted by Marcus Rashford and in October we were aware of the same need in our community and delivered food parcels to families who asked for a helping hand.”

Mrs Doherty (left) and Mrs BowdenMrs Doherty (left) and Mrs Bowden
Mrs Doherty (left) and Mrs Bowden

The foundation has expanded the number of parcels available from 150 delivered in October half-term to 360 thanks to support from Peterborough-based charity the Free Kicks Foundation.

Rob added: “Whittlesey families have benefitted hugely from the generosity and kindness of Peterborough United and the determination of Mrs Bowden And Mrs Doherty to do their bit and to help where they can.”

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