St Peter's York pupil supports local community with soup run for over 60s

Earlier this year, St Peter's School York Upper Sixth pupil Rory launched a soup run to support the over 60s in his local community. He was chosen as a 'Local Hero' on BBC Look North for supporting others during the pandemic.

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23rd December 2020 — Earlier this year, Upper Sixth pupil Rory launched a soup run to support the over 60s in his local community.

Rory launched the soup run in March in the village of Husthwaite in North Yorkshire, delivering nutritious soup to his elderly neighbours twice a week. Rory even fashioned a delivery vehicle out of his Dad's golf trolley to deliver the soup safely.

Rory's selfless actions were praised by his local Parish Council and he was chosen as a 'Local Hero' on BBC Look North for supporting others during the pandemic.

Despite returning to school in September and entering his final year in the Upper Sixth Form, Rory has persevered with his soup run.

On his final run before Christmas (20 December) Rory will deliver his 1,000th portion of soup. He will have walked an incredible 82 miles, used 280 kg of vegetables and spent 228 hours of his own time making soup.

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Founded in 627 AD, St Peter's School, York, is the world's fourth oldest school with a long history of top-class education. Today, St Peter’s is a leading day and boarding school for girls and boys aged 2-18 and combines a rich heritage with a forward-thinking approach to teaching. An all-round education inspires a lifelong love of learning and pupils enjoy an exceptional range of co-curricular activities, developing skills that will make them stand out in a fast-changing world.

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