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Generous students help charity appeal

By Cheadle Post and Times  |  Posted: December 13, 2013

Painsley Academy students with some of the boxes collected for the Samaritan's Purse.

Painsley Academy students with some of the boxes collected for the Samaritan's Purse.

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YOUNGSTERS have been digging deep to help those less-fortunate this Christmas time.

Year Nine students from Painsley Catholic College, in conjunction with students from Moorlands Sixth Form College and pupils from the primary feeder schools, have donated 200 boxes filled with toys, jewellery, sports equipment and sweets to the Operation Christmas Child campaign.

The scheme is run by the Samaritan's Purse, to allow underprivileged children to enjoy the Christmas festivities this year. The appeal will send the decorated shoe-boxes to children all over the world.

Joanne Phillips, who coordinated the project at Painsley and the other schools, said: "I am thrilled by the response from the students and we look forward to repeating this successful project next year."

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