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Oasis Academy Fir Vale raises £400 to provide winter clothing to local families

Oasis Academy Fir Vale raises £400 to provide winter clothing to local families

A primary school in the heart of Sheffield dedicated to playing an active role in the community has raised a great amount to provide local families with winter clothing as we head into the colder months.

Oasis Academy Fir Vale has raised over £400 via a GoFundMe Page which was set up during the lockdown and has enabled them to buy warm clothing after one member of staff picked up that some pupils were arriving to school without coats.

The idea came about after a number of children arrived in school not dressed appropriately for the weather and the academy realised it’s because some families can’t currently afford to buy clothing for their children.

Oasis Academy Fir Vale was determined to do something about this and support the children, so an array of donations mainly from staff members, staff members’ families and friends and some local community partners came together to raise £400.

Agnieszka Freeman, Teacher at Oasis Academy Fir Vale, commented saying; “It’s great that we have been able to raise so much, we are looking to support as many children as we can who need warmer clothing during the winter months.”

The academy also has a pile of food and toys that will be sorted into food hampers for the twenty most vulnerable families, donations again came from staff, staff family members’ and partnership with local food bank.

Over the Christmas period, Oasis has joined a nationwide Crowdfunder-led campaign which is backing over 50 food banks and pantries to ensure no one goes hungry this Christmas. So far, the Crowdfunder campaign has raised over £500k from over 5,000 supporters. Alongside the Oasis charity, other anti-food poverty charities, FareShare and The Trussell Trust, are also taking part.

For more information about the national Crowdfunder campaign go to National Crowdfunder Campaign Page: https://www.crowdfunder.co.uk/foodbanks

Daniel Marsh