As part of Food Bank Aid North London, Jack (4SP) and Danny (7AC) have been helping their mum collect food and household goods from neighbours and friends for food banks across North London. Danny has leafleted his whole neighbourhood and is sorting food when it arrives, while Jack is helping to deliver the heavy bags to the food banks. The response has been overwhelming and since the group launched at the end of April, 2205 bags have been donated. Unfortunately, the need is still growing. Please message Vanessa on 07733017278 to find out details of your nearest drop-off point or if your family would like to volunteer.
Evie (4NC) has been baking brownies and chocolate chip cookies (24 of each) for the “You Donate… We Deliver” initiative.
Lainee (4LG) helped make a shepherd’s pie and delivered it to one of her neighbours. Lainee wanted to cheer her neighbour Jan and her husband up with a night off cooking, as they have been missing their family and grandchildren, and he recently celebrated his 70th birthday.
Abi (6JN) has baked more cakes for the NHS and has made an impressive 35 cakes so far. It is wonderful to see the hard-working NHS staff with Abi’s cakes. A lovely way to say thanks for their hard work, we are sure they appreciated them. Abi has also raised £150 for charity through the sale of her home-made lip scrubs.
Alex (7AC) has been fundraising during lockdown with his ‘dream clean team’. His street has been making a weekly collection and delivery of food and other items to Tottenham Foodbank during lockdown – for more information please click here. The Foodbank needed a lot more funding so Alex messaged his neighbours, offering a car wash service at £5 a vehicle to raise some money for them. He organised two teams and last weekend they cleaned 17 cars, raising over £220. Not only did they do a great job cleaning the cars while staying socially distanced (one child on each side of the vehicle), they also chatted to all their customers which cheered some of them up greatly. It is so important to keep in touch with those around us. They received some lovely comments: “I can’t remember when our car last looked so clean.”, “The best car wash ever – perfect finish too.” and “Brilliant car washing team, the boys have done so well and were so cheerful and polite.”
Ella (8RG) pulled together 60 Wellbeing Bags for Barnet Hospital, Neo-Natal Intensive Care Ward to hand out for Kangaroo Care Day. Ella and her brother Luke (Mill Hill) helped coordinate and categorise the products so that we could bag and label them up for ease of distribution at the hospital. This was all collected, organised and compiled yesterday within 7 hours.
It’s wonderful to see the contribution that Belmont families are making across the community and truly living our Belmont values.