Second year pupils collect coats for those in need this winter

Coats donated to Salvation Army

Second year pupils and their parents have donated a total of 68 coats to be distributed throughout Stockport to families in need, older people and the homeless by the Salvation Army this winter.

The coats were donated as part of the charity’s appeal which encouraged people to look through their wardrobes for unwanted coats to be distributed among their community.

Mr Anton Hanson, the head of second year, delivered the coats to the Salvation Army in Stockport this week and said:

It’s humbling to think that people only three miles from our school are in desperate need of a coat for wintertime.

The coats were very warmly received by the Salvation Army and will be given out before Christmas, so thank you to all the pupils and parents who donated.

Rachel Fitzsimmons, whose family brought a bagful of coats to school, said: “It’s always important to help those who are less fortunate, and donating coats that were just hanging at the back of our wardrobes was a very easy way of doing so.”

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