GENEROUS school students, staff and community members have all joined together to bring a bit of Christmas joy to their local hospice.

Following a break-in at the Mary Stevens Hospice charity shop in Lawnswood, Crestwood School set up a donation bank to try and help the hospice replace their stolen stock.

The school started their appeal by asking students, staff and members of the community donate food, drinks, raffle prizes, toys, and anything else that the charity might benefit from.

Martin Jordan, the school’s business and marketing director, said: “The response was overwhelming. Each day form ambassadors delivered more and more donations to the school office and on Friday, December 2, Mrs Sutton and I accompanied four of our year 7 students to deliver the donations.”

Pupils Charlie Brookes, Hazel Godwin, Morgan Rich and Abbey Skidmore were selected by form tutors to help with the delivery following their contribution to the appeal.

Mr Jordan added: “Both cars were completely full and when we arrived, and store manager Dawn Spencer was extremely appreciative of the wonderful gesture from our students. Dawn and her staff commented on how polite, respectful and smart our students behaved and looked!

“We all hope that our contribution was worthwhile and helps the charity continue with their incredible work.”