Festive gifts of love

CARING members of the Charities Committee at Birkbeck College in North Somercotes have collected shoe boxes to wrap and fill to give under-privileged children across the world a gift for Christmas.

The school supports the Samaritan’s Purse Operation Christmas Child each year. Eilidh Mitchell, Lorna Urwin, Leanne Roberts, Kara Hadley and Charlie Marshall, senior members of the committee, gave up hours of free time to raise 84 boxes. One student, Ellie-Mae Beasley, wrapped 30 boxes on her own at home.

Teacher Hollie Wells said: “It has been a great success.”