North Notts College students across subject areas Hair and Beauty, ESOL and Art and Design took part in the Shoebox Appeal as part of the Operation Christmas Child project.
This year they chose to take part in the appeal through the Samaritans, a well-known charity organisation who help anyone needing support. The Shoebox Appeal involves donated shoeboxes being wrapped and filled with presents that are then sent all over the world by the Samaritans to children who otherwise wouldn’t get anything for Christmas.
The College’s goal was to create 26 shoeboxes using donated toys and shoeboxes from the staff and students and donated wrapping paper from tutor Kim Coulthard.
Kim Coulthard commented “It’s really important that we get students to engage in Charity Fundraising events to help develop their personal skills and this session in particular provides them with an awareness of the many charities’ we support in the UK.
“It is a good session that actively engages them by getting them off their feet by collecting and donating items and wrapping them in the shoe box. It’s my favourite session and each year I am astounded by the generosity of the students and staff at NNC who donate to this appeal.”
Students Emma and Roxanne said “It’s fun and because it’s going to a special cause it makes me really happy to take part.”
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