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Salvation Army

Pupils at St Peter’s 8-13 have been donating toys to help local families in York.

St Peter’s 8-13 are supporting the Salvation Army Christmas Appeal by encouraging pupils to donate a new toy or money to the charity.

Children from J1 to J5 (Year 4 to Year 8) were asked to bring in gifts for children of their own age. Children in these year groups are not always well represented by charity donations, as people often tend to donate gifts for younger children.

Over 390 toys were donated during the Christmas term and the gifts have been passed onto the local Salvation Army branch in York.

Mrs Armitage, who helped to co-ordinate the campaign, said: “We have been overwhelmed by the kindness and generosity of the children and their families. It feels particularly important this year that we are able to think of others during what has been such a challenging time for everyone, and we hope that the gifts collected will go some way towards helping families across York enjoy their Christmas.”