Conwy school launches Christmas home-start appeal


November 30, 2021 - 424 views

Rydal Penrhos has launched a special Christmas appeal to raise much-needed items for a worthy project within the Conwy region.

The school raised more than £1,600 collectively from its recent BBC Children in Need Day, which saw pupils come in fancy dress for the occasion and the Prep site taking part in a day-long Dance-a-Thon to further boost the total.

The Rydal Penrhos community also lent their support to the school’s annual Harvest Food Drive, which saw an exceptional amount of items donated that were distributed to the Conwy Food Bank and the Kind Bay Initiative.

As the Christmas season approaches and excitement builds with the various exciting activities planned before the end of term break, Rydal Penrhos has launched a campaign to support those less fortunate during what can be a difficult time for families.

The Reverend Dr Rob Beamish, who is the school’s Chaplain, has announced that Rydal Penrhos will be accepting donations to assist the Conwy Home-Start appeal – a local community network of trained volunteers and expert support helping families with young children through their challenging times.

Rev’d Dr Beamish, said: “Our Christmas appeal is supporting Conwy Home-Start and we are looking to collect toys, books and toiletries for children of all ages.

“These toys along with some gifts for Mums and Dads will be distributed by Home-Start in our local area to support vulnerable families. It is not about the volume of what is collected but about nice gifts which will be a real blessing.

“This is open to everyone and please feel free to donate what you can.”

"We are very proud of our work for charitable causes at Rydal Penrhos. This is something that forms a key component of the school’s ethos and has been prevalent across the academic year so far with initiatives and fundraising days for worthy causes across the North Wales area and beyond."