THERE has been a bumper harvest this year at Fleetwood’s Flakefleet Primary School.
But the harvest did not come from the fields, but from the homes of kind-hearted pupils and their parents.
Children brought in vegetables, fruit packets, and tins of food for the school’s annual harvest festival.
Each year the school, on Northfleet Avenue, asks youngsters to bring in tins and other items, and these then go to help a good cause.
This year the children brought in more goods than ever.
All the proceeds of this year’s collection went to the Fishermens’ Mission in Fleetwood, which supports fishermen, retired fishermen and their families by helping them access funds from other charities and organisations.
The Mission also directly helps struggling families and individuals in Fleetwood.
The children helped Reverend George Ayoma, superintendent of the Fishermens’ Mission, to carry the boxes and bags.
Flakefleet head teacher Mike Barnes was delighted with the response from pupils and their families.
He told the Weekly News: “It was a fantastic response this year, especially in view of the current climate.
“The children were bringing in bag fulls every day. The Reverend Ayoma came into the school and he was really pleased to see what we had brought.
“The pupils helped with all the boxes and bags.”
Rev Ayoma told the Weekly News: “This was a very generous gesture from the children and their mothers and fathers.
“These items of food will go to people who will need them, so it is very worthwhille.
“It is really good to see that schools still take part in the traditional harvest festivals and that young people are being encouraged to think of those less fortunate than themselves.
“I’m very grateful for this wonderful effort and I thank the school, the children and their families.”
Fleetwood’s Fishermen’s Mission is based at Trinity Baptist Church on Poulton Road, where Rev Ayoma is also the minister.
To contact the Fleetwood Mission office phone (01253) 772372.