Leverhulme Academy Trust

Leverhulme Academy Trust

Supporting local communities and vulnerable students this Christmas

Staff and students donate hundreds of gifts, food and dignity parcels to support its local communities this Christmas

Over the last few weeks, Harper Green School has been busy demonstrating its commitment to supporting local communities and vulnerable students with its annual food and gifts appeal. They've donated hundreds of food items, toiletries, and gifts to support local charities and enable disadvantaged children and families to have a happier Christmas.

As part of the appeal, the school has been busy creating food parcels to deliver to its local communities and dignity parcels for homeless people across Bolton in a bid to put a smile back on someone's face. And it doesn't stop there. Staff and students have donated over 100 gifts for children of all ages who face waking up without a present under their tree this December 25. Some donations include small toys, toiletries, gift sets and games.

Head of School, Ms Heppenstall, praised the efforts of our staff and young people. She said: "The response to this year's food and gift appeal has been brilliant. We've been absolutely overwhelmed with the generosity of our students, parents and staff.

"Every parcel is a present for a child who would otherwise not receive a gift at Christmas, and that means a lot. The impact of such a small gesture is immense.

"We are incredibly proud of our achievements and hope this collection shows our local community how much we care about them."

The gifts and food parcels will be delivered to vulnerable students and local communities before December 25, and the dignity parcels will be delivered from Bolton Street Kitchen.