Students respond to Salvation Army Christmas Appeal

South Cheshire CollegeKind-hearted students from South Cheshire College are been helping to make a difference to local children this Christmas by handing over a series of goods to the Salvation Army.

Second year Health and Social Care students at South Cheshire College have been busy boxing up food, toys and toiletries in response to the Salvation Army’s appeal.

The students put out a cross-college appeal for donations and staff and students across the organisation responded.

Major Steven Watson, Church Minister for the Salvation Army Crewe branch, visited the College’s Crewe campus to collect the goods from students.

Now the group are hoping the goods can be put to good use and that local children will benefit from them.

Natalie Stokes, Health and Social Care Lecturer at South Cheshire College, said:
“Students saw the Salvation Army appeal and wanted to do something to help.
Items have been donated from different areas of the College so they are grateful for the cross-college support they have received.”

salvation armyThe Salvation Army provides a range of services to support families, young people and children through their local churches and community centres.

Steven said:
“We are very pleased with and grateful for all the items that students have donated.
There are over 800 children in the local community who won’t get much this Christmas so our aim is to try and put a smile on their faces.
The students have handed over lots of items which we can now distribute around the local area.”

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Health and Social Care students present their donations to Church Minister, Major Steven Watson.

Health and Social Care students present their donations to Church Minister, Major Steven Watson.