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Camborne student spends Easter holidays volunteering at foodbank

Camborne student spends Easter holidays volunteering at foodbank

Published by Sarah Yeoman at 10:00am 26th April 2020.

Meet the Year 10 student from Cornwall who spent her Easter holidays volunteering with the foodbank during the coronavirus crisis.

Lily Hawkins, who is a pupil at Camborne Science and International Academy (CSIA), spent her time over the school break helping to sort food at the Camborne, Pool and Redruth foodbank.

The centre is currently experiencing increased demand due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

Lily Hawkins decided to volunteer having seen how challenging it is for foodbanks to operate in epidemic conditions.

With increased demand, issues around securing food supplies and a lack of volunteers, Lily knew that she could do something to help. 

“We are very proud of Lily for showing incredible kindness and compassion in such challenging circumstances.

“Food banks across the country are strained as volunteers isolate and demand surges during the pandemic. Lily wanted to make a difference to her local community so volunteered her time to be with the CPS Food Bank to support this vital service.

“Lily is one of the Aztec House Captains and is demonstrating the true CSIA spirit here!

"We are all immensely proud of her selfless, generous and kind act; well done and thank you Lily!” 

Mrs Rachel Trevarthen, Assistant Principal at CSIA

With a large proportion of volunteers over 70 and self-isolating, many foodbanks are calling on younger supporters, and for additional help with food supplies. 

“Lily encompasses the values at the core of CSIA’s school community.

“During these unprecedented times, staff, students and parents/carers have been tested to the limit and all have risen to the challenge.

"We could not be prouder of our school community. I wish to thank the outstanding efforts of Lily and everyone who is going above and beyond to support the national emergency.”

Principal at CSIA, Mr Ian Kenworthy

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