Charitable pupils remember those less fortunate at Christmas

Pupils at St Benedict's Catholic Primary have been very busy helping the local community during advent.

The school has a group of pupils called 'Mini Vinnies' whose role in school is to organise charity events and support those in need in the local area. They are the children's group of the St Vincent De Paul society.

Members of the group organised a collection of food in school and then went along to help the Hope Central volunteers to pack the hampers.

Mrs McBride, Deputy Head, said "We think the work of all the volunteers at Hope Central is invaluable and we want to support them as they continue their amazing work."

In addition to the food hampers, the Mini Vinnies have given up their time to make Christmas cards for parishioners and those who might be alone at Christmas. They also made Christmas cards for inmates of Styal Prison so they have cards that they can send on to their loved ones and organised a collection of Christmas gifts for families who are in need.

Mrs McBride added "At this time of year it is important to remember those who are less fortunate. It is important to us, as a catholic school, to ensure that our children understand their social responsibilities and we give them plenty of opportunities throughout the year to get involved. As a result the children are passionate about helping others."

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