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Colleges Join Forces for Christmas Gift Appeal

We've teamed up with Christ The King Sixth Forms to make this year's Christmas a little more special for young people who are less fortunate across Kent and South London.

Spearheaded by husband and wife duo, Graham and Shireen Razey, both Principals at our respective education groups, our Christmas Gift Appeal seeks to bring joy to those in need across our communities. 

Students, staff and wider stakeholders are invited to contribute to the Appeal by donating a small toy or Christmas present, or by making a donation, to ensure that those in need still get to experience the joy of receiving something special this Christmas.

Our Chief Executive Officer, Graham Razey, commented: "We have a regular programme of youth led social action within our family of six further education colleges and three business units in east Kent. However, this year the pandemic has meant that we’ve been unable to get out into the community and deliver the same amount of positive change we are normally able to. So, this year I wanted to ensure that we were doing something additional to benefit those who might otherwise not have a Christmas that was as special as it might be.”

 

Help us bring some joy to local families and individuals this Christmas by:

 

Donating online
Visit our GoFundMe page to donate whatever you can to our local causes. All of the money raised via the page will go straight to the charities helping those in need in our communities. 

 

Giving a gift
Gifts can be donated at one of these local Co-Op stores from Friday 20 November:

  • Broadstairs, St Peters - Hopeville Avenue, CT10 2TR
  • Deal, Mill Hill – Beauchamp Avenue, CT14 9EZ
  • Dover – Crabble Hill, CT17 0SU
  • Folkestone – High Street, Cheriton, CT19 4HB
  • Herne Bay – Mortimer Street, CT6 5DU
  • Kennington – Faversham Road, Ashford, TN24 9DE
  • Sheerness – High Street, Minster on Sea, ME12 1UB

Or at our Canterbury College. 

Please note, our charity partners can only accept gifts that are new items, sealed in their packaging. Acceptable items include:

  • Toys 
  • Puzzles 
  • Colouring books or puzzle books 
  • Gift vouchers 
  • Toiletries 
  • Chocolates/biscuits or hot chocolate 

For more information, please contact us.