King's School community-minded pupils have been collecting Christmas gifts for Manchester's Wood Street Mission to make 2020 another bumper year despite Covid.
In less chaotic times, the Wood Street Mission distributed over 11,000 gifts last year to children in Manchester and Salford who might otherwise have nothing to open on Christmas morning.
Year 11 Head Boy, Rory McCabe, who has been a tireless fundraiser all his life, with a series of running challenges from his home in Mottram St. Andrew, wanted to help Wood Street Mission meet, or even surpass, that target. Therefore across King's social media, through assembles and talks in class, his team of Head Girl Zoe Griffiths, and deputies Eve Carter and Ben O'Donnell have been appealing to pupils and staff to bring in some suitable presents.
Zoe, said: "We have a fantastic collection of over 100 presents with board games, Lego, perfumes, chocolates, clothes, anything and everything for children to open. Importantly," Zoe added, "it's all brand new so the children feel special."
Ben O'Donnell, concluded: "We all know the charity sector has suffered greatly, so it's all the more reason for schools like King's where we know all the children will get their presents, to make an extra special effort."
Pictured from left to right are: Rory McCabe, Zoe Griffiths, Eve Carter and Ben O'Donnell.