The students at St. Paul’s Milton Keynes were visited by Caritas Northampton to inform them of Love Christmas.
This year, Caritas Northampton is continuing the Love Christmas campaign and they are aiming to help as many people as possible. Love Christmas allows people to donate gifts to their local schools and/or parishes so that they can be gathered and put towards a bag of kindness which will be given to those in need. Thanks to those who donated last year, Love Christmas has been able to donate 1450+ gift bags supporting over 3300 individuals over the last two years and this year we are aiming to help even more people.
Fiona Nodwell, the head of St. Paul’s sixth form, welcomed the idea to the school and is aiming to get the year 12 and year 13’s involved with the campaign this year by either donating towards the campaign or having them help with the packing of the kindness bags. Thanks to her, Brian Emmanuel was able to talk to the sixth-form students and explain how their contribution to Love Christmas will help someone celebrate Christmas with their family this year.
“I wanted to take a moment to express my sincere gratitude to Fiona Nodwell, all the staff, and the sixth Form students who will lead organising our Love Christmas ‘Bags of Kindness’ campaign. It was a pleasure to have the opportunity to visit the school and explain how the gifts are collected, made into Bags of Kindness, and delivered to vulnerable individuals and families in Milton Keynes.” – Brian Emmanuel
If you wish to be involved or want to learn more about Love Christmas go to the Love Christmas webpage for more information.