Mission Christmas for Social Sciences
Students and staff from the department of Social Sciences at The Blackpool Sixth Form College have been busy making sure that local children in need will have at least one present to open this Christmas.
They have been supporting the Rock FM ‘Mission Christmas – Cash for Kids’ campaign. They registered the college as a ‘drop off’ point for Christmas gifts so that members of the community could leave gifts at the college. In addition to this each class within the department raised money to buy gifts. One group in particular really got into the spirit of the mission and collected over £100. Many students were so inspired by the campaign that they brought in gifts as well as raising money.
In all the department managed to collect an amazing 328 toys and raised over £300 to buy further gifts.
First year student, Jonathan Barnes, who studies Sociology said, “We’re really happy to be helping underprivileged children who aren’t getting any presents for Christmas this year.”
Fellow Sociology student, Chloe Pearson, commented, “Our class did so well as a team to raise over £100 to purchase presents. I’m really proud of what we’ve achieved.”