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Keeping the Christmas Spirit Alive!

Croydon High is helping to keep the Christmas spirit of generosity alive this year by donating Christmas boxes and hampers for the Jubilee Church and Salvation Army Appeal.

Many Salvation Army churches and centres across the UK are running a Christmas Present Appeal, collecting donated presents until mid-December.Croydon High School has encouraged students in every year to bring in Christmas presents for the children and teenagers who may otherwise go without at this special time of year.

They will be donating things such as toys, toiletries, games, books, vouchers, hats scarves or even gloves, especially for the cold winter coming. Each year group will also be putting together a Christmas Hamper full of food and treats for this Christmas, including tins of biscuits, boxes of chocolates and even tea.

A student in year 11 at Croydon High, Sofia, showed her support for the Appeal and said ‘As we are in a more fortunate situation, we are luckier than those who are going to the Salvation Army at this time of year and so it is nice to make them feel supported especially during Christmas time’.

As coronavirus has placed many extra stresses on people this year, Croydon Salvation Army has said that they will be working extra hard to spread even more festive joy. Thousands of people will turn to the Salvation Army for help this year, as there are many more people facing poverty this Christmas.
Therefore, in over 650 communities across the UK, the Salvation Army will be trying to help those who are suffering most and bring joy and hope into their lives this Christmas.

You can support your local Christmas present appeal by finding your nearest appeal and donating new, unwrapped toys and gifts for children who might not otherwise receive a Christmas present. These will then be wrapped and distributed to those in need. Even if you cannot donate much it will still have a great impact on someone’s life.

India R, Y11


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