First year Kane donates Christmas money to help families in need

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Stockport families who can’t afford to eat over the festive period will benefit from the generosity of first year pupil Kane Rigney, who’s decided to donate his £100 Christmas money to a foodbank.

Less fortunate children

Kane, in form 1P, came up with the idea after thinking about how much he was looking forward to Christmas, before realising that less fortunate children won’t be able to enjoy the day as much.

Kane’s parents were so touched by his generosity that they’ve decided to add £900 to his pledge, meaning that the foodbank in Cheadle will have an extra £1000 to help them distribute emergency food to families in need this winter.

Pupils’ generosity

Other recent stories of individual generosity at Stockport Grammar include the Junior School’s Sophia Fanigliulo Vlassis and Natalie Bennett, who asked for donations for Stepping Hill hospital’s neonatal unit instead of presents for their birthdays, and fourth year Claudia Thomas, who had the honour of carrying the Olympic torch through Stockport in June as recognition for her years of fundraising work.

Photo credit: Joe Buckingham on Flickr.

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