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TSU Students Spread the Christmas Cheer


Tresham Students’ Union (TSU) has delivered a total of 31 shoeboxes full of gifts and essentials to this year’s Operation Christmas Child Appeal, universally known as “The Shoebox Appeal” organised by the Samaritan’s Purse charity. The TSU, supported by the college’s Learning Resources Centre’s and Personal Development Coaches on all campuses Tresham delivered the shoeboxes to the Wellingborough collection point in the first week of November.

Each shoebox is put together for a boy or girl in one of three age groups:

• 2-4
• 5-9
• 10-14.

The boxes are filled with toys, school / stationery supplies, hygiene items such as a toothbrush or flannel, other useful gifts such as a jewellery set, a scarf, a pair of sunglasses and topped off with some wrapped sweets!

In many cases these boxes are the only Christmas present received by thousands of children across the world who are experiencing great hardship. Amongst the destinations are Liberia, South Sudan, the Philippines and Syria. Many of the boxes will be tracked after an additional £3 donation so students will be able to see where their boxes have been delivered.

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Particular thanks and congratulations must go to the college’s Creative Arts & Media team, spurred on by their PDC, Katrina Murrell, after they went over and above expectations and put together no less than 11 boxes between them. Another great ambassador for the project at the college was Rachel Ball of the LRC team, who again contributed significantly by promoting the project and putting together boxes.

Well done to all students and staff who took part and will help make Christmas that little bit more special for so many children.

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