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East Kent Students Bring Festive Joy to Locals in Need

Students from our six Colleges have been bringing festive joy to communities across East Kent with a series of philanthropic initiatives.

From fundraising and letter writing, to creating Christmas gift boxes, students from our Colleges in Ashford, Broadstairs, Canterbury, Dover, Folkestone and Sheppey, have delivered some much-needed holiday cheer to those in need.

At our Dover Technical College, students banded together to create 106 Christmas shoeboxes containing essential items and gifts for those less fortunate. The boxes were distributed to nominated Dover residents, and charities including, Age UK, Oasis UK and Channels and Choices Children’s Home.

Meanwhile, at our Folkestone College, the Hairdressing and Catering departments teamed up to send handmade mince pies and cards to each of the elderly residents at Balgowan House in Hythe. Each card contained a special message from a student.

Elsewhere, our Sheppey College hosted a Virtual Christmas Fayre to support local businesses and to raise money for local charity, Care 4 Christmas.

Whilst, Catering students from our Canterbury College, created over 40 care parcels filled with festive treats including shortbread, Christmas cakes, gingerbread people and mince pies for less fortunate locals.

These fantastic activities were in addition to our Group, Christmas Gift Appeal, with Christ The King Sixth Forms, which saw more than 3,000 gifts donated, and £5,395 raised for charities supporting young people in East Kent and South London.