RIPON Grammar School families are supporting a local Christmas present appeal for those in need.
This is the second year parents, students and staff have been donating new and unwrapped presents to the Ripon branch of the Salvation Army to help brighten the festive season for families who may be struggling.
Modern foreign languages teacher Felicity Stevens, who is organising the RGS collection, said: “As a school we are committed to supporting our local community and local families and when we heard of this appeal again we wanted to get involved for the second year in a row.”
The Salvation Army is collecting gifts for children of all ages, from new-borns to young adults (including parents and carers).
Mrs Stevens added: “We ask for presents to be unwrapped so we can check they are suitable and appropriate for the age of the recipient, and it’s also nice for mum and dad to see the gifts before wrapping them for their children.
“They usually receive quite a good amount of presents for younger children so donations aimed at older/teenage children would be well received.”
Some examples of suitable NEW presents might be:
Please drop off gifts to reception by Friday December 3.