Help support charity to buy Christmas presents for children living in refuges

By wearing their silliest Christmas jumpers on Christmas Jumper Day, Sixth Form students will be raising money to buy toys for children living in refuges

Christmas will be a little bit brighter for some children this Christmas, thanks to the generosity of Bolingbroke's Sixth Form students who are once again getting behind the KidsOut Giving Tree initiative.

This is a charity working closely with Women’s Aid refuges to provide children with some stability and home comforts including toys at Christmas.

Last year Bolingbroke Sixth Form donated over 150 new toys and this year we are looking to beat our record  - with your help!

On Friday December 13th the school will be taking part in Christmas Jumper Day when the Sixth form will be encouraged to wear their silliest and most garish festive jumper in return for a £1 donation which will then be used to buy gifts for the Giving Tree. Each Sixth form Civitas group will also commit to buying at least 10 toys.

Should parents wish to donate further toys to the charity they can do so by dropping these off at reception, marked for the attention of Mr Knight. Any donated items should be new, unopened and be worth at least £5.

  • Every year an average of 20,000 children in the UK are forced to flee with their mothers from domestic violence in the home, with 8,000 being rehomed in a new and unfamiliar area.
  • According to Women’s Aid statistics, over half have suffered serious abuse.
  • Without intervention only 26% of children relocated will not have turned to crime or drugs by the age of 18.
  • However, with direct support from groups like KidsOut, 86% will not.