Please join the school in the church on Friday 2nd October at 9.30 for our annual harvest festival.
This is a time of plenty in the fields around Fordcombe: harvest is taking place as local farmers gather produce in before the change in seasons. Traditionally, we have asked that local parents donate tins and dried goods for local people around the village; this year, we have made the decision to change the beneficiaries of our gifts and instead will be asking for your help in gathering produce for teenage refugees who are currently residing in the Swattenden Centre, just outside of Cranbrook.
There has been much in the news recently about the plight of families fleeing the horrors of Syria, Afghanistan and North Africa, with some focusing on the plight of children and young adults moving unaccompanied across continents. Currently there are forty 16 and 17 year olds from Syria, Eritrea and Afghanistan in the centre who we have chosen to support who have fled their homes without an accompanying adult.
Tins, cans and dried produce can be left in the school foyer until Friday 2nd October. A member of staff will drive across to deliver the gifts. Many thanks in advance for your support of this topical, and very relevant cause this harvest.