Headlands School delivers 250 care packages for local families

A project set up by Headlands School has seen more than 250 care packages, filled with essential items donated to families in Bridlington who were struggling during lockdown.

Tuesday, 30th March 2021, 9:14 am
Becky Brown, lead practitioner for student welfare at Headlands School, receives a donation of food from the Morrisons store in Bridlington.

An online fund-raising page was generously supported by members of the public and collected almost £2,000, and a number of local shops and businesses donated food and toiletries.

More than 30 local families benefitted from the project between Christmas and Easter.

To help the school make up packages for local families, a collection box was put in place at the Co-op store on Martongate for members of the public to give items of food and toiletries.

Headteacher Sarah Bone said: “We know that for many of our families, life is particularly difficult at the minute.

“We also know that the Headlands School community, and the residents of Bridlington, are extremely generous and always rise to the challenge when help is needed.

“I am very pleased that we have already been able to deliver packages to help those who need it most.

“A huge thank you to all the businesses and individuals who have supported Team Headlands.”

The project has been given a boost by Co-op, which agreed to donate fresh produce every day, and the town’s Morrisons supermarket, which handed over two trolleys filled with food.

Thorley’s Bakery in Driffield offered to donate goods on a regular basis, Tesco in Bridlington also made generous donations and Team Headlands staff supported the scheme.