Keep track of our Festive Winter Gift Programme

Following the launch of our annual Festive Winter Gift Programme, activities and collections are already underway within our schools to support the most vulnerable people in our communities.

Throughout the campaign, we are supporting those in our communities – young and old – who are unwell, elderly, homeless or living in care, and those experiencing loneliness or food poverty. As well as benefitting vulnerable people this winter, our pupils will also benefit from their involvement by experiencing first-hand the positive impact of helping those less fortunate.

The programme links to each of our STAR values – Service, Teamwork, Ambition and Respect – and offers our pupils a valuable learning opportunity.

Read about what our schools are contributing in the below table, and follow our Twitter account for Tweets and photos of the activities as they happen.

School Activity
Lancashire
Tauheedul Islam Girls’ High School, Blackburn Each year group has been assigned their own charity, with pupils collecting gifts for delivery to Blackburn Foodbank, The Salvation Army, Blackburn Hospital (Children’s Ward), Springfield Care Home, Nightsafe and The Wish Centre.
Tauheedul Islam Boys’ High School, Blackburn Collecting toiletries and treats to be placed in shoe-boxes for delivery to Nightsafe, a local charity which supports homeless people ages 16-24.
The Olive School, Blackburn

Collected almost 200 winter coats which were delivered to Blackburn Rovers to assist with the Wrap Up Lancashire initiative to keep vulnerable people warm this winter.

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Eden Boys’ School, Preston Collecting gifts to be delivered to terminally ill children at Derian House Children’s Hospice.
Highfield Leadership Academy, Blackpool

Upcycled waste to trim a tree for the Winter Gardens Christmas Tree Festival to raise money for repairs and renovations to the iconic landmark.

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Greater Manchester
Eden Girls’ Leadership Academy, Manchester Teamed up with the Halle Orchestra to deliver Christmas carols and gifts to a elderly care home.
Eden Boys’ Leadership Academy, Manchester Collecting gifts to deliver to the local children’s hospital.
The Olive School, Bolton Donating food, toy and gift hampers to the local hospice, hospital, nursing homes, emergency services and churches.
West Yorkshire
Tong Leadership Academy, Bradford Collecting items for Bradford Nightstop, which provides emergency accommodation for homeless people ages 16-25.
Laisterdyke Leadership Academy, Bradford Organising a party for elderly people in local care homes, as well as collecting for Bradford Foodbank, Bradford Royal Infirmary, Refugee Action and Save The Children through Christmas Jumper Day.
High Crags Primary Leadership Academy Organising an ‘Elf Day’ where children wear red and/or green in exchange for a donation to charity.
West Midlands
Eden Girls’ School, Coventry Creating gift hampers to be delivered to two local elderly care homes, The Willows and Alambie House.
Eden Boys’ School, Birmingham Took part in Birmingham’s ‘Big Sleep Out’ which raised awareness and money for St Basil’s Charity who support homeless young people aged 18-25.
The Olive School, Birmingham Collecting winter coats to donate to a local charity to help keep vulnerable people warm this winter.
London
Eden Girls’ School, Slough Fundraising for a charity which supports vulnerable elderly people.
The Olive School, Hackney Organising a jumble sale to support Hackney Winter Night Shelter. Year 6 will also be carol singing at St Joseph’s hospice.

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