Council supports church’s Back to School appeal
St Helens Council is lending support to a good cause set up by St Helens Baptist Church, seeking to help some of the borough’s more vulnerable families in the new school year.
As part of the Capstone project, the church has issued its annual Back to School appeal to St Helens residents, businesses and organisations for school equipment new (pens, math sets, school bags, uniform) and used (uniform, calculators, dictionaries, revision guides), which will go to local families in need.
Those wanting to contribute can drop off their school paraphernalia at the St Helens Baptist Church, Hall Street Thursdays 11:00am-2:00pm or Saturdays 10:00am-1:00pm, until Thursday, 25 August.
Secondary drop off points are situated at receptions in the Town Hall, and Wesley House and Atlas House, Corporation Street.
The appeal comes after organisers ran similar, successful petitions for Easter Eggs earlier this year, and pyjamas and presents before Christmas that reached thousands of local children and young people.