Proving just how caring young people can be, Level 1 Child, Health and Social Care students have donated over 80 hampers and two huge trolleys of provisions to the charity Open Door for Christmas.

Although a joyful time for many, Christmas can also highlight the hardship suffered by others. Therefore the work undertaken by Open Door at is invaluable and much welcomed by the whole community.

Initiating a campaign across College, the students collected food, toys and other equipment to support the charity’s gift box appeal. They also held a number of fund raising events across the College to raise funds for further supplies. The group managed to fill over 80 boxes and a selection of dry goods were donated for the charity’s stores.

Nelson and Colne College Child, Health and Social Care tutor Sue Hartley said, “We have collected items for Open Doors for a number of years now and each year the students are keen to collect as much as possible for this worthwhile cause. This year’s response from staff and student has been astounding and we have collected more food than ever before which will have a massively beneficial impact on those who are struggling in poverty in Pendle. I would like to say a big thank you to all those who have donated.”