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Barton Peveril Give the Gift of Christmas Again!

Barton Peveril Sixth Form College Donate Christmas Presents to Charity

Left to right: Facilities Administrator Hannah Bradbeer, College Counsellor Helen Cunliffe, Principal Jonathan Prest and Marketing Coordinator Megan Bowen.

Barton Peveril Sixth Form College students and staff have donated over 840 toys to local charity SCRATCH, which will be gifted to children in need across Southampton this Christmas. This brings the total number of presents the College has donated in the past two years to over 1,250 gifts.

SCRATCH is a registered charity founded in 1999 to relieve the effects of poverty for families and individuals. Located in Southampton, the charity provides assistance to families and individuals in Southampton and across Hampshire.

Students and staff at the College donated the toys as part of a wider effort to give to the region’s charities. SCRATCH is just one of the many charities the Barton Peveril Student Committee has elected to receive donations this academic year.

“Thrilled at the amount they’ve donated”

The Chair of SCRATCH Charity, Ann Laird, commented on the College’s donations: 

“I’m delighted that Barton Peveril has supported Christmas Complete again this year and thrilled at the amount they’ve donated. 800+ gifts translates into 100+ children and young people not being disappointed on Christmas morning. It means families with smiles as big as the ones on the faces of the Barton Peveril ‘elves’ loading the minibus.”

Barton Peveril Principal Jonathan Prest commented on the College’s donations:

“Members of the Barton Peveril Community, students, staff and families have had a lot of fun buying mystery gifts for children this year!  It’s satisfying to think that each present goes to a deserving child and congratulations to SCRATCH for taking the initiative. “

Barton Peveril’s Human Resources Manager, Catherine Struggles, spoke on the donations made by fellow staff and College students:

“It is a real pleasure to be able to give local children and teenagers an opportunity to enjoy the festive period, this year. As a College we are proud to be able to offer our support to those in need, throughout the local community, and we are pleased to support SCRATCH and other charities year round.”

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