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Date published: 23rd April 2020

Thanks to generous grants from the Norfolk Community Foundation (NCF) COVID19 Response fund, and food donated via the NNDC Cromer Community Hub, Sheringham Woodfields School is able to support some of the families of pupils during this very testing time. The school and NORSE are working together to keep families stocked up with essential items. 

Some 30 families are benefitting from food parcels and boxes distributed from the school, and the grants have enabled organisers to plan ahead and create better, more robust food parcels.  The input from NCF COVID19 Response fund and the NNDC Cromer Community Hub is giving families the assurance they need from continuation of supply.

“The weekly or fortnightly parcels and boxes contain not only a comprehensive range of healthy and essential foods, but personal care and cleaning products too,” explains Matthew Smith, the school’s Business Manager.  “Where families prefer to do their own shopping, vouchers are being delivered on a prompt and regular basis.

“But,” he added, “children need a bit of fun too, so we are also including art, craft and resource packs where requested.

“Sheringham Woodfields also recognises the vital importance of social contact during this period of isolation, so we are going one step further, and making weekly phone calls to all families and staff currently away from school.

“This is a real team effort by our outstanding community at Sheringham Woodfields School, but we still need support.  If anyone reading this has surplus stock which they are willing to donate, please contact me by email: manager@sheringhamwoodfields.norfolk.sch.uk.

Matthew finishes by saying: “A big ‘Thank you’ must go to the Norfolk Community Foundation COVID19 Response fund, the NNDC Cromer Community  Hub, NORSE and all our staff who are going the extra mile to make what is a very difficult time for our pupils and their families, a little easier.”


Last updated: 23rd April 2020