Pupils from a South Croydon school donated a bus-load of goods to a refugee centre today.

For the fourth year running, parents, pupils and staff at Elmhurst School for boys aged 3 to 11 filled a minibus with donations.

Tinned and packaged foods and toiletries were sent to the Croydon Refugee Day Centre, which provides practical assistance and a safe meeting place to refugees and asylum seekers in the Croydon area.

A group of pupils delivered the donations, before a meal was served to 120 refugees from 16 countries.

Tony Padfield, Head Teacher at Elmhurst School for Boys, said: “We are delighted to have supported the important work of Croydon Refugee Day Centre, again this year.

“The boys have all taken pride in making their donations, in the knowledge that they are helping others.

“Fundraising and learning about charities is an important part of life here at Elmhurst and our pupils really benefit from understanding the needs of those less fortunate than themselves.”

For more information about the Croydon Refugee Day Centre visit: https://croydonrefugeedaycentre.co.uk