Shoebox Appeal 2017

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Students at Immanuel College have been working in conjunction with the Salvation Army and local Cadets to give something back to their community this Christmas.

For the last month they have been working within their form groups to donate and collect different items to create a gift box for a homeless person this winter.

The boxes have been donated to the Salvation Army which is distributing the boxes through their Orchard House day shelter in Bradford and during outreach two nights a week.

Each form group collected various items such as clothing, food and toiletries as well as decorating the box, many with a Christmas theme, and writing an inspiring message inside.

Major Jeanette Lees, service manager with the Salvation Army said: “We were overwhelmed with the things the students had collected and will make sure they are distributed. They have done a fantastic job.”