Students win it for Maidenhead Foodshare

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Emma Billingham

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Young business minds have won £500 to help Maidenhead Foodshare.

Pupils from St Edmund Campion Catholic Primary School in Altwood Road entered a Dragons’ Den-style competition run by the Portsmouth Diocese, that stretches as far as Maidenhead.

As part of the Year of Mercy declared by Pope Francis, Bishop Philip Egan invited school children to undertake projects to support Works of Mercy and bid for the money to complete projects.

St Edmund Campion put forward two projects, both linked to the foodbank charity.

The first is to provide artwork and to decorate Foodshare’s current premises in King Street; the second is to convert land beside to Boyn Grove Community Centre in Courthouse Road into allotments to grow produce for Foodshare.

Headteacher Tricia Opalko said: “I was so proud of our children.

“They spoke so passionately about the project. We regularly collect food items for Foodshare but this is a fantastic opportunity for our community to do a bit more.”

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