College welcomes that place to receive food bank donation

Newton Abbot College welcomed representatives from Teignbridge Homeless Action Today (THAT Place) on 14 December to receive the College’s annual food bank donation.

THAT Place are a non-profit organisation, based in Buckland, which is actively working to alleviate poverty in the local community both by helping with immediate donations to those in need as well as addressing underlying issues to help minimise them in the future.

Roger Beech from THAT Place (Back Centre) receiving the annual Christmas Food Bank Donation
Roger Beech from THAT Place (Back Centre) receiving the annual Christmas Food Bank Donation

Following a College-wide appeal, THAT Place were presented with a huge array of dried goods, drinks and Christmas treats that will be used to help those in need over the Christmas period. 2017 marks the fourth year that Newton Abbot College has donated; appeal organiser and Head of House, Colin Gill, was impressed with the response: “The entire College Community, including  Sixth Form students and members of staff, have come together to respond magnificently to a genuine need in our local community. We specifically made this year’s appeal Christmas-themed; despite it being an expensive time of year for everyone, we have been overwhelmed with the support and donations. I couldn’t be prouder of everyone at Newton Abbot College who have donated at this important time of year.”

THAT place representative, Roger Beech, was equally delighted: “This is an incredible donation from Newton Abbot College; it is fantastic that young people in the community are aware and will help those who go without over the festive period. This amazing donation will be used for emergency food supplies over the Christmas period. Thank you!”  

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