Students and staff fill Christmas shoeboxes for young carers and vulnerable children

Students and staff fill Christmas shoeboxes for young carers and vulnerable children

Students and staff from Brockenhurst College filled shoeboxes with Christmas treats for local young carers and vulnerable youngsters as part of the Honeypot Christmas Shoebox Appeal.

Donated gifts included: toys, books, stationary, gloves, toiletries, jewellery, sweets and chocolate.

Approximately one thousand youngsters who will receive the shoeboxes are from Lymington and the Waterside area.

Viv Carter from Honeypot, which is based near Blackfield, said: “We cannot thank Brockenhurst College enough for its contribution.”

Brock Principal Di Roberts CBE said: “Every year we engage with this hugely worthwhile cause, and every year I am so impressed by the kind-heartedness shown by our students and staff.”

Since 1996 The Honeypot Children’s Charity has worked to improve the lives of young carers and vulnerable children by providing respite breaks and on-going outreach support.

Shoebox recipients generally care for a chronically or terminally ill loved one, or have a parent with drug, alcohol or mental health issues.

You can find out more about the organisation on its website: http://www.honeypot.org.uk/

 

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