THE headteacher of a Wem secondary school has praised pupils for their support of Whitchurch’s Foodbank over 2023.

Pupils from Thomas Adams School, in Lowe Hill Road, have spent the year raising money and also shopping for vital items to donate to the facility, which is based at Bargates Hall in Whitchurch.

Mark Cooper, headteacher at the school, said the work was something to be proud of across the year.


“I am proud that Thomas Adams School is able to support this really good cause,” he said.

“A growing number of our school community use this facility throughout the year and I’m sure they will appreciate our support as Christmas approaches”.

A spokesman for the school added: “We are delighted to be supporting our local foodbank again this year.

“Our newly-appointed Year 7 head students, James Ireland and Alice Whitfield, did a spot of shopping at Wem Co-op to purchase items as requested from the foodbank.

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“Items included biscuit selection boxes, chocolates and cakes which will be added to Christmas food parcels to help people currently in crisis.

“In addition, Thomas Adams School also donated £500 from funds raised at our recent Christmas Fayre.

“Volunteers from Whitchurch Food Bank came to collect the donations and to thank us for our continued support.”

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