Staff and learners give generously this Christmas

A month long festive foodbank collection organised by Lancashire Adult Learning Entry Level English learners has yielded box loads of gifts.

Staff and learners at LAL in Southport Road in Chorley have donated generously to the collection for the Living Waters Church in Chorley and several boxes of food, toiletries, baby products and Christmas treats were delivered on Friday.

The collection, which was situated at the centre’s reception area, was advertised on a poster created by learners Steven Carsley, Chris Gore, Elliott Spear and John Skelson as well as via email and on social media.

The quartet also organised a Guess the Number of Sweets competition, which will run until the end of term and will also raise money for the foodbank.

Teacher Lynda Robinette said: “The group has done really well to collect as much as they have. The response has been overwhelming and it is much appreciated.

“It is fantastic that we are able to support this worthy cause and it will mean people using the foodbank will get a little bit extra this Christmas. Thank you also to Tesco who donated carrier bags.

“By taking on the organising of the collection, Steven, Elliott, Chris and John have developed their communication and teamwork skills and overall employability skills which will stand them in good stead in the future.”

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