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Advent Giving Calendar

“Maranatha! The Lord is coming, let us share the Good News!”

In his Spiritual Exercises, St Ignatius tells us that “among the graces of Advent is openness and humility. These give us the freedom to learn how we can best serve”.

As a school that has been forming ‘young men and women for others’ in East London for almost 90 years, we want to do all we can to support local families this Christmas. We will be collecting donations for Bow Foodbank throughout the Advent season – an organisation that has been doing vital work in Tower Hamlets since 2014.

Over the next two weeks, students have been asked to bring in the following items;

Thursday, 1st December: Cereal

Friday, 2nd December: Shampoo

Monday, 5th December: Jam

Tuesday, 6th December:Peanut Butter

Wednesday, 7th December: Lentils

Thursday, 8th December: Tinned vegetables and pulses – kidney beans, chickpeas, potatoes, tomatoes, sweetcorn etc (400g)

Friday, 9th December: Pasta (1KG Bags)

Monday, 12th December: Teabags

Tuesday, 13th December: UHT Milk (semi-skimmed or full fat)

Wednesday, 14th December: Rice (1KG Bags)

Thursday, 15th December: Shower Gel

Friday, 16th December: Instant Coffee


If you would like to contribute further, there is a list with all items that Bow foodbank are collecting on their website here - There is no obligation or expectation for families to give or spare anything they are not able to.

Food items will be collected at the gate every morning and delivered to the foodbank after the whole school Masses on Monday, 19th December.

We look forward to the last weeks of what has been a busy and successful term,

Yours sincerely

JP Morrison, Executive Headteacher