01 May 2012

From tomorrow (WED) Northamptonshire pupils who tuck into a pasta dish at lunchtime will be helping to raise funds for sick children.

Tomorrow Northamptonshire County Council’s hot meals service will launch a new range of pasta meals in primary schools across the county as the result of a new project with leading food supplier Pasta King.

One pound from every case of pasta sauce purchased for the county’s school meals service will be donated by Pasta King to the Wallace & Gromit’s Children’s Foundation.

The foundation is a national charity for children’s health that raises money for sick children in hospitals and hospices throughout the UK.

The Foundation funds projects that will ensure that while in hospital or hospice care, children can still play, socialise and recuperate from treatment in a child-friendly environment. It provides equipment, family facilities and entertainment such as art, music and play therapy to hundreds of thousands of sick kids and their families each year.

The launch will take place tomorrow at Kings Heath Primary School in Northampton where life-sized Wallace and Gromit characters will join the schoolchildren at lunchtime.

Further information on the Wallace & Gromit’s Children’s Foundation can be found at: www.wallaceandgromitfoundation.org or www.northamptonshire.gov.uk/nourish