November 2018: Hamper collection to brighten residents’ Christmas

GENEROUS students are filling hampers full of goodies to donate to residents living near their school and even contributing to one for Rochdale Dog Rescue.

The appeal is being organised by Haslingden High School’s Year 7 Progress Manager, Lisa Southee who has a team of ‘elves’ to assist.

Emilia Harrison, 15, said: “We are Miss Southee’s helpers and we have been getting forms to put together a ‘form hamper’ by asking the students to bring in different items.

“So far we have 10 completed hampers with many more already partially put together.

“We then ask for suggestions of people living in the community who may want to receive a hamper.”

In the last week of term, together with Miss Southee, the students get to deliver the hampers personally.

Macey Carr, 13, said: “It is nice because people do not know that we are going to bring them a hamper and their face lights up.”

Charlotte Hanson, 15, added: “It is really nice because we are taking a hamper that has been created by the students who have brought items in. I love seeing the reaction from people when they receive them.”