We greatly appreciate the continuing generosity of the New Beacon community. Thank you for all your donations so far and for what will be a ‘final push’ before half term next week!

Drop off for all donations – Wednesday 10th February, 8.00am – 10.00am

If this time is not possible, please drop in the main school porch any weekday, 9.00am-4.00pm

We will be manning our last donation drop-off before the half term break and have been asked by three separate food banks (Sevenoaks Larder, Loaves and Fishes and St John’s Church, Hildenborough) and also The Hygiene Bank for specific items.

Food bank particular requests are:
Microwave meals – Hildenborough supports many families who only have a microwave to cook with
Packet mash
Squash, long life orange juice and apple juice
Tinned potatoes

Urgent Request from The Hygiene Bank 
Many of you will remember Lizzie Hall, New Beacon parent to Jack Hall, now at Tonbridge. Lizzie set up the Hygiene Bank in 2018, whose mission it is to provide personal care, hygiene and household cleaning products to families most in need. Their local branch has been in touch with us and asked if we can help them source urgently needed essentials. These are:

Shampoo and conditioner
Shower gel
Toothbrushes and toothpaste (adults and children)
Larger nappies (4+, 5 and 5+)
Shaving gel and razors
Sanitary wear
Washing up liquid and cleaning products
Toilet roll
Washing powder

#laptoplibrary – Initiative Gains Momentum
We are continuing to take donations of used quality laptops for #laptoplibrary, who are refurbishing used laptops and sending them into local schools to provide families with no tech access to a laptop for homeschooling. Over 60 devices have so far been donated, and all are either with their new owners at local schools or in process.  Details can be found here.

Another way in which you might be able to help #laptoplibrary is by enquiring at your place of work whether they have any used laptops that they could donate.  Corporates have been an invaluable source as they often have robust, high quality laptops that will suit a library system well and provide a quick turnaround time for the tech team once they are received therefore helping children much quicker.

Do email laptoplibrarysevenoaks@gmail.com with any questions or donation queries.

Thank you.