What is the true meaning of Christmas? This morning, four of our Malet Lambert pupils found out the importance of thinking about those less fortunate over the festive season.
Last week Malet Lambert launched Viking FM’s ‘Mission Christmas’, a charity which collects gifts for some of the 21,000 children in Hull and East Yorkshire who will have nothing to open on Christmas morning. The charity is aimed at providing one gift for the children that need it most.
In the seven school days since its launch, Malet have collected 522 presents … and there is still another week left to donate! The kindness and community spirit it has created is overwhelming.
Today Kenzie, Honour, Jayden and Angel visited Viking FM to take them the gifts which we have so far accrued. There they were given the opportunity to help in the ‘sorting room’ where they spent a few hours putting each gift into the relevant boxes, depending on the suitable age-range and gender for each toy.
Jayden commented on ‘how good it makes you feel knowing that you’re making a difference’, whilst Angel explained how she felt ‘so grateful, to know that these gifts are the only present these children will receive when so many of us get so much.’
After the sorting room the pupils and their teacher, Mrs Thompson, who organised Mission Christmas at Malet, were taken into the recording studio! Honour told Viking FM breakfast host Alex Duffy how ‘Christmas should be for everyone and everybody should help towards this great charity’, and as Kenzie simply put it – ‘Every child deserves a Christmas’.
Please listen to Viking FM over the next two weeks to hear snippets of our pupils on-air(!)
We are still accepting gifts until next Friday, 15th December, and to all pupils, parents and staff who have donated already, a HUGE thank you. Whether you have given a gift, or given your time, we are truly grateful – you are all making such a difference to the lives of these children.