Droylsden school raise hundreds to give children a Christmas gift
Monday 19th December 2016 @ 15:37 by Adam Higgins
Community Droylsden News

A Droylsden school have done their bit during the season of goodwill by raising hundreds of pounds to give disadvantaged children a gift this Christmas.

Pupils from Fairfield Road Primary School have raised more than £400 from their ‘Coppers for Christmas’ collection to purchase gifts suitable for children below the age of 18 living in poverty across Tameside and Greater Manchester.

Donations of toiletries and non-perishable items from every year group at the Grove Road school have also helped to make up 20 hampers.

Eleven were distributed to people within the local community while the remainder were dropped off at Fairfield Church food bank to help others.

The school’s children have also spread some Christmas cheer by singing nativity songs to shoppers at Droylsden’s Tesco store and residents at Fairfield View Nursing Home.

Shelley Roche, who works in pastoral support at the school, said: “We would like to thank all pupils, parents, carers and staff. The difference the generosity has made this Christmas is immeasurable and has touched our community far and wide.

“Our hampers were received with tears and heartfelt thanks.

“We touched people shopping in Tesco’s and living in residential homes with our nativity performances so we couldn’t be prouder.”