Round Tablers with staff at King’s Lynn Academy with the hampers. Picture: Ian Burt

A hundred hampers have been given to vulnerable members of the community thanks to the efforts of staff and pupils at a Gaywood school.

For a second year running, King’s Lynn Academy rose to the 100-Hamper Challenge for Christmas.

The school usually holds a two-course Christmas lunch for around 100 pensioners, but due to the pandemic, it has not been able to go ahead for the second year running.

Instead, the school set itself a challenge of packing 100 hampers with festive goodies and essentials.

Organiser Hayley Lockey, head of Year 9, said: “Years 7, 8, 9 and their tutor groups have been collecting items and made 60 hampers, I have been blown away, the children have been brilliant.

“I made the shortfall up to 100 and the King’s Lynn and District Round Table 54 donated £500 so it was lovely we managed to get some funding.”

Those who benefitted from the hampers included the Lavender Court retirement housing complex, the Church of Nazarene and PHAB (Physical Handicapped and Able Bodied) Club.

Mrs Lockey said she hoped the Christmas lunch event could be resumed next year with the children’s choir singing.

She expressed her thanks to headteacher Alan Fletcher and to all who supported the 100-Hamper challenge.