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University of Leicester staff put caring into Christmas

Caring staff from the University of Leicester have banded together to help others at Christmas.

Members of the Educational Development and Support Centre (EDSC) have collected items for the Collect 4 Christmas Campaign through Leicestershire 
Cares. This aims to collect new items to be sent to hostels across Leicestershire for individuals who have experienced domestic violence.
[Photo: EDSC staff event]
PASS THE PARCEL: Korin Grant and Graham Ward from Leicestershire Cares with some of the items collected

Korin Grant from the EDSC said: "Together we have collected enough items for 4 Child Trauma packs, 7 Adult Trauma packs and various items to be included in 4 Adult New Start Packs. That is more than double the amount we originally aimed for!"

A total of 15 bags were collected from the EDSC centre in College House. The packs will then be distributed to hostels across Leicestershire which support people experiencing domestic violence.

Korin added: "We are delighted to have put charity at the heart of the run-up to Christmas and we hope to have made a little difference to those in need. As a centre that is devoted to caring for the needs of students, we felt it was appropriate to help those in the community too."

Leicestershire Cares Collect 4 Christmas appeal is now in its fourth year. Each year the appeal works in partnership with different charities in order to collect as many
Christmas parcels as possible. Leicestershire Cares acts as an intermediary for the charity and donating companies, these companies are asked to encourage their staff to contribute as much time and financial support as possible. The idea behind Leicestershire Cares is to promote teamwork and bolster morale and community feeling.

This year's appeal is working alongside Women's Aid and Leicestershire Constabulary to provide as many Christmas parcels as possible. These parcels will be distributed to individuals that have suffered or are suffering from domestic violence. The parcels will contain items that will help the individuals Christmas be a happier time of year.

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Last updated: 18 December 2002 10:55
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