Help Charlton Manor school raise funds to replace stolen minibus

Charlton Manor School
The minibus was stolen from the school in August and later found abandoned and stripped

Charlton Manor primary school has launched an appeal for £25,000 to replace a minibus that was stolen during the summer.

The bus was taken on August 5, and was found the next day abandoned and stripped of parts.

“On top of everything, we have just started to recover from the terrible year we experienced due to the Covid-19 pandemic, and our children haven’t had any chance to travel for the last year,” the school says.

The school had raised just over £2,000 last night.

You can donate to the appeal on the school’s GoFundMe page.


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Free autumn half-term meals at Charlton Manor School

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The school has a track record for healthy eating initiatives

Boris Johnson and his government don’t think vulnerable children should be helped with free half-term meals during the pandemic. Others disagree. At Charlton Manor School, they are offering free meals this half-term between noon and 1.45pm.

The school has a track record of healthy eating initiatives, including opening a community café last year.

Further afield, Greenwich Council is also offering free meals between noon and 1pm each day at Woolwich library, and Woolwich Adventure Playcentre at 2pm on Friday (see other locations). The Pelton Arms in Greenwich is offering free pizzas today, Wednesday and Thursday from 1pm to 3pm (see details).

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Charlton Manor school opens Sweet Pickings café to the community

Chef Flavio Hernandez and head Tim Baker are getting ready to welcome the community

You might have heard about the award-winning food on offer to pupils at Charlton Manor primary school – from this Saturday, you can sample it yourself. From 16 November, the school’s head Tim Baker and its chef Flavio Hernandez are opening the doors of their Sweet Pickings café for breakfast from 9am and lunch from 11am to 2.30pm. Breakfast is just £3 (£1 for children), lunch is £3.50 (£1.50 children).

Mr Baker has been running a healthy eating campaign at Charlton Manor since 2004, and has developed Sweet Pickings to get the word out into the wider community. Find out more on our sister site, 853, or follow @charlton_manor on Twitter for the latest.


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