Junior Wardens from Mundella Primary School have been delivering winter hampers to elderly and vulnerable people living in their community.

The Junior Wardens project has been running for three years in partnership with Sheffield City Council, South Yorkshire Police, the Fire Service, Mundella Primary School and local Tenants and Residents Associations (TARAs).

The project aims to educate the young wardens about the impact of anti-social behaviour on their communities, fire safety, caring for the environment, staying safe and working within the community.

Councillor Harry Harpham, Cabinet member for Homes and Neighbourhoods, said:

“This is a fantastic initiative which we have supported with our partners for the last three years.

As part of their learning the Junior Wardens complete a project that involves supporting their local community. They are currently delivering winter hampers to vulnerable and elderly tenants and residents.

They’ve done a great job and I know they’re keen to do more good work over the coming year.”

Janet Royston, Treasurer of Brindley TARA said:

“The Junior Wardens have worked very hard to put these hampers together and deliver them to those who need them. I think they are a great example to other children their age.”

Daniel (age 11), Junior Warden, said:

“I’ve really enjoyed making the winter hampers and meeting the people we gave them to.

The hampers include helpful things for older people such as food and toiletries. Donations came from my friends at school, Brindley and Heeley TARAs and people who work at the Council.

We also got a thank you card from the TARAs which was really nice.”

For more information about the Junior Warden scheme please email Sheffield City Council on councilhousing@sheffield.gov.uk or call (0114) 293 0000.