The Store

21 December 2016

Local school pupils help The Store make Christmas a little brighter for underprivileged children

A local family-run business has collaborated with Foveran Primary School pupils to provide Christmas gifts for disadvantaged children across the North-east.

Foveran-based The Store, which has its own on-site butchery, farm shop, deli and coffee shop, is currently collecting gifts for the Cash for Kids Mission Christmas appeal, a campaign that aims to provide underprivileged children with a present to wake up to on Christmas morning.

The award-winning business, which has been sourcing and supplying only the finest local produce for 16 years, is fully committed to giving back to the local community and was recently a donation drop off point for the Cash for Kids Mission Christmas appeal.

In order to spread the message of seasonal giving, The Store reached out to Foveran Primary School pupils to get involved by donating gifts and helping to create a special Christmas for disadvantaged children in the area.

Husband and wife team, Andrew and Debbie Booth, from The Store, visited the school on Friday, 9 December, to collect the presents and say thank you to the pupils for their generous donations.

Head teacher of Foveran Primary School, David Williams, said: “I’d like to say a big thank you to Andrew and Debbie for approaching us to take part in the appeal. The kids have been really enthusiastic throughout the whole process, as they don’t often have the opportunity to take part in big initiatives.

“It’s fantastic that The Store is involved in the campaign, as it’s helped the pupils spread some festive cheer by giving back to children who aren’t as fortunate as they are.”

Andrew Booth, managing director of The Store, said: “Ever since we opened The Store 16 years ago, we’ve had a very close relationship with Foveran Primary School. The pupils are always really keen to get involved in different projects and this appeal was no different. 

“The generosity of the children and their families has been tremendous. We’ve been completely overwhelmed with the response and all the donations will make a huge difference to the Mission Christmas appeal.

“We’d like to say a big well done to Foveran Primary School, as their efforts will help make a lot of underprivileged children smile on Christmas morning.”