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Deeside College students have been getting into the Christmas swing, putting together boxes of presents for less fortunate children, living in some of the poorest countries in the World.
As part of the Samaritan’s Operation Christmas Child campaign, students from across the college sent a total of 143 shoeboxes full of exciting presents and essentials, to the charity’s depot in Wrexham.
Among those creating the boxes, were Level 2 beauty students, who completed the project in small groups while satisfying an element of their Welsh Baccalaureate qualification. Other groups contributing to the total included, health and social care students, childcare and administration groups.
Operation Christmas Child sends a message of hope to children in need around the world through gift-filled shoe boxes. Since 1990 the project has brought the joy of Christmas to more than 60 million boys and girls throughout the world.
Deeside College Student Services Team Leader, Lorraine Bagshaw, who coordinated the operation said:
“Deeside College students and staff support the Operation Christmas Child project every year. Their generosity never ceases to amaze me. With a record number of boxes being donated this year, it has been a truly remarkable effort from all at Deeside College. I’m sure that these donations will make the Christmas of many small children living in nations less fortunate than ours.”
Image shows Level 2 Beauty Students with their boxes.