NEEDY families are being given a helping hand by children, parents and staff at Yeadon Westfield Infant School.

The school’s harvest collection this year was in aid of Safe Haven, a registered charity based in Yeadon which helps local families in desperate need with free furniture and food parcels. The charity provides a one-off substantial food parcel for every family referred.

Hundreds of essential food items were donated, including tea, coffee, hot chocolate, cordials, tinned goods, cereals, crisps, biscuits, chocolate bars, cooking sauces, sugar, soups, rice, and pasta.

The food parcels were handed over to representatives of Safe Haven following two performances of the annual harvest assembly by Reception, Year 1 and 2 pupils.

Headteacher Dawn Lowry said: “This year’s harvest collection raised a bumper crop of goodies in aid of a great local cause. I’d like to thank everyone who donated items for our collection which have been flooding in throughout the week. All the items will be packed up into parcels and donated to families who will really appreciate the gesture.”