Teesside High students give generously this Christmas

Monday 19 December 2016 | By Samantha Hockney

Students at Teesside High School have donated over 700 Christmas gifts and food items to disadvantaged families across Teesside this December.
The 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 furiously to help make a difference to somebody’s Christmas.
In total, the School collected 439 food items for the Hebron Church, 217 children’s toys for Mission Christmas and, additionally, 75 toiletry items which will be delivered to Darlington’s Women’s Refuge.
Nicola Stephens, Deputy Head at Teesside High School, said: “The generous spirit of the Teesside High community has shone through this Christmas.
“It really hits home to our families that so many in our region find themselves in situations where they cannot afford to put food on the table, particularly at such a special time of year.
“Our collection boxes are overflowing with hundreds of donations which will really make a difference to families in our local area.”