Generous Burnley pupils helping homeless this Christmas

Kind-hearted St Augustine's RC Primary School pupils are aiming to make sure those in need have plenty of food at Christmas with their reverse advent calendar.

Monday, 17th December 2018, 8:45 am
Updated Monday, 17th December 2018, 9:53 am
Caritas Ambassadors Noah Karisa and Chloe Smith with tins

Pupils have been bringing in a 'gift' every day during advent, ranging from sugar, to soap, to soup as well as colouring pens and books and socks, hats and gloves.

Their Caritas Ambassadors – Caritas is a catholic charity which aims to help the poor and oppressed world-wide – have organised the event.

The items will be donated to local charity Emmaus, for the homeless.

"Everyone has been so generous – we have so many items," said headteacher Sinead Colbeck. "We want to try and ensure that Christmas is special for everyone."