December 2014: Hampers bring Christmas cheer


CHRISTMAS cheer was in abundance when students delivered specially made hampers around Rossendale and Rochdale.

The hampers were made both individually and in tutor groups by the students from Haslingden High School

Assistant headteacher Elaine Edyvean said: “The students made 31 hampers which they distributed to people living in the community.

“They have been absolutely amazing this year and two of the students Beth Cuthbertson and Madison Jamison made their own hampers.

“This year we are also supporting Rochdale Dog Rescue. The charity rescues strays after they have had their seven days in kennels so they are not put to sleep.

“We have tutor groups who have adopted dogs and they have made up a special dog hamper with food and treats. Callum Allum brought in 12 tins of dog food.”

Madison said: “There is a woman who lives near me and she lost her husband a month ago and she rarely comes out of her house now so Laura Colligan and I decided to make her a special hamper.”

The hampers were delivered on Wednesday by the students.