Upminster students give up their time for vulnerable children

PUBLISHED: 16:03 29 November 2016

Gaynes School shoebox appeal

Gaynes School shoebox appeal


A number of kind hearted students have given up their lunchtimes and breaks to ensure that less fortunate youngsters around the world will receive a gift this Christmas.

The secondary students from Gaynes School, in Brackendale Gardens, Upminster, helped with the wrapping and organising of the boxes and took part in fundraising activities for the project as well.

Many of the charitable students said they found the appeal to be a very fun and rewarding experience and were glad to take part in the project - with many of them including written cards and letters in their boxes.

By the end of their appeal the school had managed to create a total of 60 shoeboxes which will now be shipped off to vulnerable children around the world.

Louise Linton, head of citizenship faculty, said: “I am extremely proud of the way so many students and staff members worked together to donate items and create these Christmas boxes.

“We have a good charitable ethos in the school and a number of students who are so willing to give up their own time to lead in the organisation of these events.”

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