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Remembering what's important at Christmas

In the lead up to Christmas, staff at Grange have been supporting a local initiative which aims to bring a smile to people less fortunate.  

Headteacher, Miss Mander led on the initiative which she had supported for a number of years in her previous job.  Staff were encouraged to commit to buying Christmas presents for children who are in the care of social services.  The school was issued with a list and name tags with children's first names and their age to help inform the type of gift they might buy.  They then buy and wrap the gifts to bring into school.  On the Monday before the Christmas break, we welcomed Hollie Scullion from the Council's Children's Social Care Team who collected the gifts so they could be delivered by the team on their visits in the run up to Christmas.  

Miss Mander said:  "This is such a worthwhile cause and one I have been a supporter of for a number of years now.  Many of the children who will receive the gifts are the most vulnerable in the city and who might not receive anything else this Christmas.  We hope our contributions will bring some happiness to the many people for whom Christmas can be a very difficult time.”

Holly Scullion (pictured right) from Childrens Social Care said:  "What an amazing appeal this year, with lots of wonderful gifts and extremely generous people involved. The presents we collected from Grange are already with social workers beginning their Christmas visits. We are blown away at the gifts we received, some brilliant presents. I know the children in need will be extremely excited Christmas morning."