A North Yorkshire charity and the people it supports are to benefit from a combined Harvest Festival Service.
Youngsters from Ashville’s Pre-Prep and Junior Schools joined forces for the traditional religious service and amassed a large collection of tinned and dried food, which in turn is being donated to the Harrogate Homeless Project.
Catherine Frieze, Ashville College’s Assistant Chaplain who led the service, told her young audience about the importance of rain and water, and, how, in many countries, it is a precious resource where children have to walk four times a day – one hour each way – to collect unclean water from a well.
Ashville Pre-Prep School headteacher Carol Berrie said:
This was a very thought provoking Harvest Festival Service.
Mrs Frieze’s talk made the children realise just how lucky we are to live in a country where we can get fresh, clean water at the turn of a tap.
We also learned about people much closer to home who are less fortunate than us, hence the collection of food for the Harrogate Homeless Project.