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Christmas Cheer for Homeless

14th December 2017

A vanload of Christmas cheer has been delivered to help the homeless thanks to students and staff at Comberton Village College.

More than 90 hampers filled with seasonal goodies as well as staple items and other essentials were collected by the college for the Cambridge City foodbank.

Thirty were immediately taken to give to people in temporary hostel accommodation with the rest heading for the warehouse to be handed out in the countdown to Christmas.

Spearheaded by Year 11, who also collected last year only in their own year group, the initiative was rolled out across the college.

And the response to the requests for chocolate, mince pies, crackers, biscuits, tins of tuna and ham as well as shampoo and shower gel was impressive with a full van of donations being collected yesterday.

Year 11 Assistant Head of Year, Scott Aitken, who co-ordinated the collection with the help of the charity prefects, said: “Susan at the Cambridge City Foodbank wanted me to pass on her thanks to everyone, staff and students, at the college and to wish us all a happy Christmas.

“The foodbank were extremely impressed and grateful for our donation, A massive thank you to everyone for their hard work and generosity for making this happen. As a school we will have made a massive difference. What a wonderful thing to have done at Christmas!”

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