Caring sixth form students at Monks’ Dyke Tennyson College have been tirelessly working to raise funds for two very worthwhile causes.
One is a national charity and the other a much more local cause, but both very much in need of funds.
Students carried out research on charities that support children, and decided to donate a contribution to the NSPCC and local charity Home-Start Lincolnshire.
The thoughtful and hardworking students, along with their teacher Mrs Donnelly, had donated numerous gifts and items such as toiletries, chocolates and provisions for a number of weeks.
These gifts were used to make up a selection of ‘themed’ hampers to act as prizes for a raffle and a tombola. The students sold raffle tickets around college and outside, raising a fantastic £200 which will be split between the charities.
Meanwhile, NatWest bank customers in Louth have generously donated more than 100 Easter Eggs to Home-Start Lincolnshire.
Fiona Griffin, from Home-Start, said: “I was delighted when branch manager Becky Treasure got in touch and offered us the eggs they had collected – and so many of them!
“Thanks to NatWest and their generous customers, the vulnerable children we support enjoyed a lovely surprise over Easter.”
Home-Start Lincolnshire is a local charity which helps families with young children who are going through hard times and crisis. If you need help or are interested in volunteering, call 01507 522200 for more information.