Christmas Hamper Appeal

A big THANK YOU to the manager and staff at our local Tesco Express on Wellesley Road who, once again, generously donated several bags of grocerties to our Christmas Hamper collection, in support of Croydon Commitment's #500CroydonHampers Appeal.

Three Year 9 students collected the bags of groceries which will be added to our growing collection of food to be distributed to those in need in our community. Already, pupils, parents and staff at St Mary's have responded brilliantly to this year's appeal, including one Year 7 student's family who donated a wonderful collection of groceries for our appeal (pictured below).

During Advent, we prepare ourselves to celebrate the birth of Jesus, our saviour, who came into the world not to be served, but to serve others. It is this message of service that we encourage in all of our students at St. Mary’s.

We are encouraging each student to make a contribution to a Christmas Hamper in their tutor group. We hope that each student will be able to donate a minimum of one item to their tutor group’s hamper which will then be shared amongst those most in need in our community through the organisation Croydon Commitment. Please note these items do not need to be expensive, but are intended to be given as gifts in order to share this season’s blessings.

Tutor groups will be making hampers for families who are in need in our local community, and who may not be able to afford or enjoy some of these items this Christmas.


They should bring in items such as:

  • Christmas Cakes
  • Selection boxes
  • Biscuits
  • Boxes of Tea
  • Tinned food
  • Boxes of Chocolates
  • Jam
  • Honey
  • Other Spreads
  • Long life-milk