In an effort to make a telling difference for the less fortunate this winter, students at Colne Park High School took on a slightly different and more charitable approach to advent calendars this Christmas just gone.
During the advent period, school staff and students were involved in a 'Reverse Advent Calendar Challenge' which saw participants not only enjoy the chocolate from their own advent calendar but also donate various items to a collection for the Colne Open Door Centre.
With the generous donations, the school made up some 50 hampers to help those in need at what can be a very trying time of year, with Sainsbury's in Colne also donating vouchers to top up any stock shortfall.
On December 21st, the hampers - containing tins, tea, coffee, pasta, cereals, and something choclatey - were donated to the Open Door Charity, while the school also boosted up their food bank and offered a "grateful thanks" to Sainsbury's, staff, and students for their efforts.
For more information on the Colne Open Door Centre, head to http://www.colneopendoorcentre.org.uk/