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SkillForce and Dronfield Henry Fanshawe School join forces for Chesterfield foodbank

6th August 2018

Established in 2004, SkillForce is a national education charity, leading the way in how character and resilience is taught and delivered in schools. Since its inception, SkillForce has helped tens of thousands of young people turn their lives around and, through doing so, realise their potential and become responsible citizens. In addition to our commitment to young people, we also support ex-Forces personnel, providing training and opportunity to become qualified SkillForce Instructors.  Over the years, this has proved to be mutually beneficial with former service men and women acting as outstanding role models, mentors and coaches for those in their care. His Royal Highness The Duke of Cambridge KG KT became the charity’s Royal Patron in 2009.  We greatly value our royal patronage for the recognition and endorsement it confers upon our work. With continued support through grants, donations and, most important of all, partnerships, the SkillForce team, many of whom have served their country, look forward to continuing to serve their communities.

SkillForce have been working with Dronfield Henry Fanshawe School over the past year.  The students from Year 8 needed to complete a social action project in order to gain their certificate in the Junior Princes Award.  After doing some research and planning the students decided to collect food to donate to the Trussel Trust.  The students designed posters and wrote letters to parents in order to gather the goods required.  The students put out collection boxes around the school and the event ran for 2 weeks within the school. The students gathered and compiled the collection of food which we delivered today.

Story kindly provided by Carl Blackburn, Instructor at SkillForce

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