STUDENTS at Rastrick High School have been buying presents to help children and families at Christmas.
The six form students decided to help the appeal after a talk by Major David Radford from Brighouse Salvation Army. The group of students are also combining the appeal with a Community Action project that they are undertaking.
The students have raised £230 by selling knitted dolls, doughnuts, cookies, washing cars and doing a sponsored silence and basketball shootout.
Lorraine Walker, foundation learning tier co-ordinator at the school said: “We promoted the appeal around school and college asking staff and students to bring in any new toys. The students then bought new toys for the appeal with the money they raised. It is a fantastic appeal and people should support it because it will benefit families in need at Christmas.”
The Salvation Army will work with Calderdale Children’s Services and also Brighouse Women’s Refuge to ensure that donated items reach those in most need.
Corps secretary Gillian Greetham is administering the appeal for the Salvation Army in Brighouse. The hall in King Street will be open to receive gifts on Mondays, Wednesdays and Saturdays from 9am to noon and Thursdays from 9am to 3pm.
In addition three Brighouse shops will act as drop-off points. They are Superdrug, Commercial Street, Boyes Store, King Street, and Baggy2shoes at Bradford Road.