Schools support Christmas Appeal

Students, staff and parents at the South Cambridgeshire schools in the Trust have been helping to brighten Christmas for under-privileged youngsters in the area.

They have been donating hundreds of toys, gifts and clothes for children and young people aged 0-19 after supporting an initiative by two members of Cambridgeshire County Council’s Children’s Services Department.

Former Comberton Village College parents Sandra Jordan and Jo Lans first appealed for help two years ago when they realised that many of the children and young people in Cambridge and South Cambs being helped by social and family workers did not receive any gifts at Christmas.

Last year, with Comberton’s help, they managed to collect more than 300 presents from which the social and family workers carefully selected suitable items for the families they work with.

This year Cambourne and Melbourn Village Colleges as well as Gamlingay First School have supported the appeal and between them the four schools collected more than 250 gifts – including some suitable for teenagers to give their own parents.

Everything will be delivered to the families next week, along with donated gift wrap, to be handed out on the big day.

Mrs Jordan said: “We are extremely grateful to the schools in The Cam Academy Trust for supporting this appeal. We have been overwhelmed by the generosity that has been shown. Thank you.”