PUPILS held a reverse advent calendar this year, where instead of receiving a gift they donated an item to the local foodbank. Every day for 12 days, pupils and staff at St Catherine of Siena Primary School in Garston donated a different item chosen from the One Vision foodbank most needed list, including 100 tins of food, 40 jars of pasta sauce, 50 toothbrushes and toothpaste and 35 shower gels. Head teacher Nikki Kane said: “The children wanted to do something to support One Vision, who do so much to help families in need.

“One Vision provided meals for several of our families during lockdown, so it is wonderful to be able to give something back to them.” One Vision Project chariman Enoch Kanagaraj said: “We are delighted and humbled to receive such a large quantity of supplies from the school. It’s been a hard year for everyone, but for those families who were already struggling financially it’s been especially tough. This is a great example of children working together – the donation will be a tremendous help.” £150 of goods were also donated by the Meridan Co-Op store. Visit www.onevisionproject.org for more information.