Waseley Hills High students put together hampers for the elderly

By Tristan Harris Thursday 19 December 2013 Updated: 20/12 17:22

KIND-HEARTED young people from Waseley Hills High School put together 40 festive hampers - one for each tutor group - to ensure the older people across Bromsgrove district have a better Christmas.

The students teamed up with the Bromsgrove branch of Age UK for the venture which saw the boxes filled with crackers, seasonal goodies and a Christmas greeting.

Headteacher Alan Roll said: "It is a really lovely event for students to be involved with and does make us all think about the more vulnerable members of the community especially at this time of year.

"And once again, the students have surpassed themselves with the novel ideas they have come up with for the hampers.”

Sheelagh Keen, from Age UK Bromsgrove, went to the school to meet up with the head and members of the student council which co-ordinated the event.

"We were all overwhelmed by Waseley’s response to the hampers again this year.

"Particularly as we have all found the cost of living has increased so much and it must be hard for families, but the students always turn up trumps."

The hampers have been distributed this week.

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