Sixth-formers fill 101 shoeboxes to bring joy to children at Christmas

PUBLISHED: 10:59 22 November 2018 | UPDATED: 09:21 26 November 2018

Sixth-formers at HCC have filled more than 100 shoeboxes. Picture: Honiton Community College

Sixth-formers at HCC have filled more than 100 shoeboxes. Picture: Honiton Community College

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More than 100 shoeboxes have been filled by students in Honiton to bring a smile to children’s faces on Christmas Day.

Sixth-formers at HCC have filled more than 100 shoeboxes. Picture: Honiton Community CollegeSixth-formers at HCC have filled more than 100 shoeboxes. Picture: Honiton Community College

Sixth-form students at Honiton Community College have asked for donations of gifts, shoeboxes and wrapping paper to contribute to the Samaritans Purse Operation Christmas Child, in which a box is filled and sent to children less fortunate than themselves.

A HCC spokeswoman said: “The response has been amazing with students from all years bringing in toys, books, stationary as well as sweets and toiletries for the sixth formers to warp and pack a fabulous total of 101 boxes.

“All of the boxes have been sorted, packed and wrapped and then delivered to a collection point.

“Sixth-formers would like to thank everyone who kindly donated including Just Cards in High Street and Honiton Tesco. The thought of bringing 101 smiles to faces in a few weeks’ time has been well worth the effort.”

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