We’re very grateful to pupils at St Gregory’s Catholic Primary School, part of the Romero Catholic Academy, who – just before Christmas – decided to lend us a helping hand.

The school organized a Day of Service to provide hot meals for 13 people currently being supported by our homelessness charity. Children from all year groups participated in the initiative by creating delicious dishes such as homemade vegetable soup, sausage rolls, and chocolate crispy cakes. The ingredients were generously donated by parents, family, and staff.

The Romero Catholic Academy’s catering team then delivered the meals to Emmaus Coventry & Warwickshire’s community accommodation on Brinklow Road in Coventry, where they were enjoyed by all.

Head of Catering at the Romero Catholic Academy, Marcus Chilvers, said, “It’s vital at this time of year to bear in mind those who may not get to enjoy the plenty and excess that we associate with the festive season, and it was brilliant to see pupils taking that on board and putting the effort in to supporting local people.”

Megan Scullion, Associate Principal at St Gregory’s Catholic Primary School, added, “Our pupils rose to the challenge, and it was great to see their enthusiasm in making a difference to people in the local area, and supporting an important cause.”

It’s heart-warming to see young people taking an active role in supporting their local community and making a difference in the lives of those in need.

Thanks to their kindness and hard work, the people we support enjoyed a very special and delicious lunch – there was certainly no food left afterwards! It was greatly appreciated and will not be forgotten.