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Students support local care charity

Robert Ker, Andrew Forsyth and Dominic Pollard with Louise MarshSixth form students from the Stamford Endowed Schools recently held a charity rock concert in the school hall in aid of local charity, The Evergreen Care Trust. Over 200 people attended the event, raising £1,400 for the charity. Prefects from the School presented the proceeds to the founder of the trust, Louise Marsh.

This brings the total amount raised by Stamford School and Stamford High School for The Evergreen Care Trust over the last six months to £2,500. The Evergreen Care Trust is dedicated to providing support and practical assistance to Stamford’s elderly and vulnerable. Services include delivering soup and fresh baked goods to more than 85 households a week, meals at the town’s sheltered housing complexes and home support for up to 120 people.

Andrew Forsyth, a Stamford School prefect said, “We thought it was important to help out those in our local community and giving to The Evergreen Care Trust is our way of doing that. By supporting this local charity, we also wanted to show that the young people of Stamford really do want to help in the community and are willing to put in the time and effort to do so.”

Louise Marsh of The Evergreen Care Trust, said, “The individuals behind the student fundraising efforts have shown enormous enthusiasm and ingenuity. The monies raised by them have provided funds for our ‘Welcome Home’ packs for those returning home from hospital without family or carer support. We were also able to fund a new cooking range in the SKDC Clare Close housing complex kitchen, meaning our soup cooks can now cater for up to 20 vulnerable adults a day.”

Stamford Endowed Schools and The Evergreen Care Trust are looking at other ways to partner up this year, including an afternoon tea organised by the girls of Stamford High School.