Kind-hearted Burnley children have been helping to spread festive joy to youngsters less fortunate than themselves.
Pupils from Cherry Fold Community Primary School have been busy collecting early Christmas presents as part of this year’s Operation Christmas Child shoebox appeal.
The school council launched the appeal back in October, with each class making a contribution to ensure children in Eastern Europe’s poorest countries will have something to open on Christmas Day. The boxes include toiletries, pens, colouring books, socks, gloves, sweets and some small toys.
Chairman of the school council Jack Ratcliffe said: “The shoe boxes are for children who don’t have what we have for Christmas.”
A thank you has been paid to all the staff, students and parents who have helped make the appeal successful.
Jemma Wraight, a youth worker from the Burnley Methodist Circuit, said they were once again pleased to see the school taking part in the Samaritans’ appeal. The shoeboxes will be part of a wider collection across Burnley to help children and families in need across the world.