BPET launches ‘Community Fund’ for 510 Christmas Hampers

Did you know that within our BPET family of 8 schools, 22% of children qualify for Pupil Premium*?

That means that at least 510 children across our Trust are classified as disadvantaged and we know that many of them and their families are living in relative poverty**.

Therefore, BPET has created a “Community Fund” project which will looks to raise funds from across our school, supplier and partner communities to help offer support to our families most in need.

Working with our Catering Partner, Caterlink, we are crowd-funding to deliver each of our 510 families with a Christmas Hamper, which will include Fruit and Vegetable staples as well as some Christmas Treats.  Each Hamper costs £22.50 to create

We believe that, within our community is the power to help.

If you can make a one-off donation or create a regular payment please visit: https://www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/bpet-communityfund-christmashampers/

For more information please visit: https://www.bpet.co.uk/community-fund/

 

*Pupil Premium is the extra funding given to schools from the UK government to help them improve the attainment of their disadvantaged pupils. The grant is designed to allow schools to help disadvantaged pupils by improving their progress and the exam results they achieve.

** The poverty line in the UK is defined as a household income below 60% of the average. This threshold is currently around £195 a week for a lone parent with two children. Using this definition there are over 3 million children living in poverty.

Sources:

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/pupil-premium/pupil-premium

https://cpag.org.uk/child-poverty/measuring-poverty

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