BIG-HEARTED pupils in Middlewich have helped to support needy children all over the world.

A breakfast hamper has been given to St Mary’s Catholic Primary School to support their fundraising efforts on World Porridge Day.

Jack’s Supermarket, on Wheelock Street donated fruit juices, fruity cakes, cereal bars, croissants, brioches and other individually wrapped breakfast items so that they could continue their charity event, while minimising movement and contact between and within bubbles.

World Porridge Day on 10 October is an international event organised to raise funds for the charity Mary’s Meals to aid starving children in developing countries.

Due to Covid-19 implications, the school wanted to offer alternative breakfast items.

Janey McKinlay, headteacher of St Mary’s Catholic Primary School, said: “Yet again our local Jack’s store has helped out with another charity event by donating breakfast items.

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"Obviously, our school decided not to use porridge due to the practicalities in the current circumstances, so these were great substitutes. Over £180 was raised on October 9 to mark World Porridge Day. Thank you Jack’s.”

Darren Preston, store manager of Jack’s Middlewich, said: “Here at Jack’s we will do anything we can to support our local community. When we heard about St Mary’s Catholic Primary School’s plans to celebrate World Porridge Day, we wanted to donate whatever we could.

"We hope to continue building relationships with the local community in the near future.”