Pupils hold festive gift drive for Bolton’s vulnerable communities

Pupils are working to ensure that people battling mental health issues are not forgotten this winter.

Kind-hearted pupils at the school, have been busy creating hampers packed with treats to provide comfort to visitors to the St George’s Day Centre in Bolton.

The St. George’s Day Centre provides support for people with mental health issues and offers a safe place for people to have a chat with like-minded people.

The charitable work forms part of the school’s annual Festive Winter Gift Programme, which takes place across all 28 schools that are part of the multi-academy trust, Star Academies.

Sue Gill-Daintith, Principal at Eden Boys’ School, Bolton, said:

“Our pupils really wanted to make a difference to vulnerable people in our community. It’s a real whole-school effort. Not only are the pupils involved, but parents and staff have also joined together to help do something positive for people who might be struggling in our community.”

Mufti Hamid Patel CBE, Chief Executive of Star Academies, said:

“At Star Academies, we are committed to nurturing our pupils to develop a genuine desire to support those less fortunate than themselves. The festive season is one of the times in our school calendar when we step up our efforts to offer a helping hand to those in need. Once again this year, it is extremely heartening to see our pupils, parents and staff embrace our Winter Gift Programme by reaching out into their communities to put smiles on the faces of the most vulnerable. Together, we want to ensure that no one in our community is without company, a card or gift at the time of year when our country is celebrating a national holiday.”

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