Risedale pupils hand over cheque to St John’s Community Centre

Year 11 students from Risedale Sports & Community College visited St John’s Community Centre this week to present a cheque for £788.

The money was raised at a charity bag pack at Tesco Catterick Garrison in February.

Students were welcomed by Deirdre Edgar, chair of St John’s, and Sue Griffiths, day service co-ordinator.

They spent time explaining to the students what services and support were offered at St John’s and how important this facility was for the local residents of Catterick Garrison.

Deirdre accepted the cheque on behalf of everyone at St John’s.

She said: “I can’t thank you all enough for all your hard work and giving up your free time to raise money and help others.”

St John’s, in Shute Road, supports members of the community enabling them to continue to enjoy an independent life in a professionally supported, caring environment.

Samantha Wood, assistant principal, said: “It was lovely for the students that took part in the bag pack to actually see where the money they raised would be going & who it would be benefitting.

“We are already thinking of ways that Risedale & St. John’s can work together in the future to support our community.”