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HELPIING HAND: St Albans staff and students  support community during pandemic

 Published on: 21st May 2020   |   By: News Bulletin   |   Category: Uncategorized

Staff and students at a school in St Albans have been rallying to support the local community during the coronavirus pandemic.

The gloves and safety goggles at St Columba’s College have already been donated to the NHS and many staff members have also been doing their bit to help.

They include head of Guertin House, Catherine Treacy, who has joined the ‘Visor Army’ and is making approved PPE for London and Hertfordshire hospitals in her spare time.

She has also inspired students to get involved. The Lorman family have started making visors for the NHS, whilst other students have been writing letters to residents in local care home

Trips Administrator, Priscilla Meigh, has been helping with a food hamper scheme for local families who normally get free school meals. Priscilla helps to put the food boxes together and delivers them once a week.

Meanwhile, Charlotte Maton, assistant head of the college’s prep school, undertook a 13-hour bike challenge over 300 miles on the 75th anniversary of VE Day.

This bike challenge on one of the hottest days of the year so far successfully raised more than £2,000 for NHS Charities Together.

David Buxton, headmaster of St Columba’s College, said: ‘Members of the St Columba’s family have shown great compassion and service to our community by volunteering their time and resources to help vulnerable people. Our core values of courage, courtesy and compassion underpin everything we do at St Columba’s and we will continue to serve our community however we can.’

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