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Staff and students support Age UK with 55 gift boxes

07 December 2020  |  Jill Lundberg  |  Posted in: ,

A huge thank you to our kind-hearted staff and students who responded to Age UK’s appeal and have donated items to create 55 boxes which have been packed with some really lovely gifts.  These will be given to the many elderly people who may have to face Christmas alone and will miss out on social contact with their family and friends.  The boxes are beautifully wrapped and we hope will bring a little joy to those who open them.

Jenna Potter, Headteacher, said: “We are so pleased to support this wonderful initiative by Age UK North Yorkshire and Durham and I am overwhelmed by the generosity of staff, students and their families who have responded so quickly to the appeal. . Thank you to each and every one of you and also to Mrs Thornton, our data and examinations officer, who spotted the call-out for gifts and swiftly coordinated the donations and arranged for them to be delivered to the Age UK collection point.”

Mrs Thornton was assisted by Santa’s little helpers, including sixth form students Tia-Louise, Anya, Sujan and Charlotte, who wrapped, filled and labelled lots of boxes, and Mr Giddens and Mr Hendsbee who delivered them to a central collection point and helped to load them into Mrs Thornton’s car.  Thank you again to everyone involved, what a great team effort!

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