Pupils in charity drive for Preston’s homeless

Young pupils at The Olive School, Preston are bringing comfort to hundreds of vulnerable people as part of a festive charity drive.

This month saw the launch of the school’s Festive Winter Gift charity campaign where pupils take part in fundraising tasks and spread messages of hope to help people who are facing hardship.

Pupils helped to care for Preston’s homeless population by filling their school with food and hygiene products that were carefully packed into boxes ready for delivery to the Salvation Army. Hats, gloves and scarves were also collected for adults who are supported by The Foxton Centre. 

Pupils catered for young and old by donating games to The Children’s Society and gift boxes with treats and toiletries for the residents of local care homes. Older pupils spent hours perfecting beautiful hand-crafted cards containing messages of hope and goodwill to bring joy to the elderly.

Parveen Yusuf, Principal at The Olive School, Preston, said that this year’s Festive Winter Gift activities had been more important than ever.

She said: “The COVID-19 pandemic has meant that many people in Preston have experienced hardship this year.

“But the Festive Winter Gift campaign has meant that our pupils have been able to find a positive way to make a difference.

“We are so grateful to everyone who has contributed to this project and helped to show our pupils the importance of kindness during difficult times.”

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