From left, School Council members Nate, Gus, Danielle, Saffi, Chandler & Bea support the launch of the Colfox Fund

Colfox Fund launched to help students in need

We have launched an appeal to help our students, because some are coming to school hungry.

The new ‘Colfox Fund’ has been launched to provide free breakfast and other much needed items, like new shoes, to help students at the Sir John Colfox Academy whose families are struggling. 

If you can help young people in need, please give to Colfox Fund’s Just Giving page   Thank you. 

Adam Shelley, Headteacher of the Sir John Colfox Academy, said: “We are increasingly worried about some of our students who are coming to school without breakfast and facing the school day hungry, so we decided to start the Colfox Fund to help provide the things that our students need, including food, shoes, and other equipment. 

“We know Bridport is a very kind place, so far we have just shared our appeal with our Parents and Carers and we have already had a very generous response, thank you to everyone who has already donated. We are now hoping that our wider community will also want to help Bridports’ young people, if you are able to help, please donate to the Colfox Fund’s Just Giving page – justgiving.com/crowdfunding/colfox-breakfastbars. Thank you. 

“We are also hoping Bridport’s generous business community might support us, and we are very keen to hear from anyone who can help, please email: colfoxfund@colfox.dorset.sch.uk Bridport-based Creeds Design and Print have kindly created and discounted some ‘Colfox Fund Supporter’ window stickers for us, so we are hoping they will be appearing around Bridport soon.” 

Our school’s Student Council are also supporting the new Colfox Fund. Chandler, 14, who is Chair of the Colfox Student Council, said: “Our whole Student Council is very keen to support the Colfox Fund, we want every student to be able to have the things they need. Thank you to anyone who is able to support the Colfox Fund and help our school provide breakfast, shoes and uniforms to everyone who needs them.” 

From left, School Council members Nate, Gus, Danielle, Saffi, Chandler & Bea support the launch of the Colfox Fund

From left, School Council members Nate, Gus, Danielle, Saffi, Chandler & Bea support the launch of the Colfox Fund

The Sir John Colfox Academy has also started a new ‘Friends group’ and is appealing for volunteers to come forward to help raise money for the Colfox Fund, as well as helping with other tasks like laundering second hand uniforms and helping at school events. Anyone interested in volunteering, should please email: colfoxfund@colfox.dorset.sch.uk 

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