Charitable giving at Christmas

Friday 15 December 2017 | By Samantha Hockney

We are delighted to have donated almost 500 Christmas gifts and food items to disadvantaged families across Teesside this December.

Teesside High School launched its charity drives for both the Trussell Trust foodbank scheme, based at the Hebron Church in Stockton, and TFM Radio’s Mission Christmas at the end of November.

Since that date, staff, students and their families have been donating with great enthusiasm to help make a small difference to somebody’s Christmas.

In total, the School collected 330 food items for the Hebron Church, 167 children’s toys for Mission Christmas, and also raised £218.20 for Save the Children through a festive Christmas Jumper Day.

Nicola Stephens, Deputy Head at Teesside High School, said: “The charitable spirit of our School community has shone through again this Christmas.

“So many in our region find themselves in situations where they cannot afford to put food on the table, and that really hits home with our students and families.

“We are proud to have made a difference to three charities, both locally and nationally, at this special time of year.”