Two trollies full of food and everyday essentials has been donated to Colne Open Door Centre by generous staff and students from Nelson and Colne College.

Monthly collections are held for the Colne charity throughout the year, to help poor and marginalised individuals living in the Pendle area.

This latest donation marked the last one of the academic year, and was collected by Open Door support worker Catrina Higson and volunteer Zeyhn Ibbotson on the College’s annual Health and Wellbeing Day.

Level 1 care tutor Sue Hartley said: “Thank you to all Nelson and Colne College staff and students who have supported this cause this year, and as always, have shown real support to the Open Door Centre They have made a real difference to so many Pendle residents, and their efforts are greatly appreciated by the charity.”

And manager of Colne Open Door Centre Dawn Lange added: “The latest donation was brilliant – absolutely superb – and it came just at the right time.

“Our cupboard of food was looking a bit low, but the donation means we were able to give more food parcels out to individuals who need them.”

Colne Open Door Centre is based in Great George Street. The charity always welcomes any donations of packets and tins – preferably with pull rings for easy opening – or for cash donations. These can be made at the centre or via collection points at the Colne branches of Asda and Sainsbury’s.

For more information about Nelson and Colne College contact 01282 440272.