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Support our Health and Social Care students’ Mission Christmas collection

The first year students are backing the Hits Radio campaign as part of their Volunteering Tutorial.

Students from The Manchester College’s Centre of Excellence for Health & Social Care are supporting Hits Radio’s ‘Mission Christmas’ campaign, which collects new and unwrapped Christmas presents for children living in poverty across Greater Manchester.

The Level 3, Group B students decided that, as part of their Volunteering Tutorial topic and in light of the Covid-19 pandemic, they wanted to help vulnerable children in the Manchester area. So, they signed up to Mission Christmas and are now asking their fellow students to support their appeal.

The students are also hoping to volunteer their time at Hits Radio’s ‘Mission HQ’. to help sort the gifts in a Covid-secure environment.

The group are holding a collection in Westlands Canteen at the Openshaw campus from 12pm-2.30pm tomorrow, but there are collection points at each campus should anyone wish to donate a gift - just ask at reception.

Ideas for gifts include:

0-3 years: Duplo, musical toys, My First Toys, rattles, books, play mats
3-5 years: Cars, dolls, jigsaws, dress-up items, Playdoh, colouring books, pencils
5-7 years: Lego, arts & craft sets, skipping ropes, snow globes, jewellery sets, action figures, board games
7-9 years: Footballs, board games, remote control toys, stationery sets
9-12 years: Board games, make up sets
12-18 years: Toiletries, make up, jewellery, puzzles, books, duvet sets, handbags & backpacks

For other ways to support Mission Christmas, such as donating online, you can visit their website.