Staff at Duke’s have shown their generosity by donating 131 advent calendars to Wansbeck Valley Food Bank. The ‘Nurture at Duke’s’ group, which holds an annual winter food collection, decided to kickstart this year’s activities early by asking staff to donate advent calendars – which were gratefully received by the Food Bank this week.

Nurture is now collecting long-life foods, tinned products, toiletries and other items we may buy over Christmas period, such as boxes of biscuits and chocolates for its main food bank donation.

If you would like to contribute to the collection, you can send in any donations into school with your child to be handed to their form teacher.

Deadline for donations = 7 December.