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Posted on: 20 November 2020

TPS Raises Funds for Food Poverty

Students at The Petersfield School are raising money to support families living in food poverty.

On Tuesday 1 December, together with students across the Bohunt Education Trust (BET) family of schools, they will take part in a fundraising ‘non-uniform’ day, donating £1 for the privilege of wearing their own clothes to the Petersfield Food Bank and our House charities.

Families are also invited to donate online to The Trussell Trust at: https://www.gofundme.com/f/first-for-food

With an estimated 2.5 million children living in food insecure households, despite record employment, the proportion of children in poverty with working parents has reached an all-time high of 72% - a figure set to increase as the results of unemployment following the first 2020 lockdown are felt.


Principal Mark Marande said, “At TPS we pride ourselves on being involved in many activities within our community, and I am immensely proud of our students and families for giving so generously.”

Gary Green, Head of Virtual School at BET said,

“At BET, our game-changing ethos is built on empowering students to act for a better world. We believe in the maxim, ‘every child, same chance’, empowering our students to create change for the better - and helping food banks during this time of crisis for many will be hugely beneficial to families who need it. Donating to The Trussell Trust, a charity that works with over 1200 food banks across the UK and campaigns for change, will be even more transformative.”

Donations to The Trussell Trust can be made at: https://www.gofundme.com/f/first-for-food