Reverse advent calendar supports families during the festive period

26 November, 2021 3:20 pm

Keighley College is marking the countdown to Christmas with its annual reverse advent calendar for families in need this winter.

In its fourth year, the calendar reaches out to members of the community who may be struggling during the festive season. Staff and students contribute useful items such as tinned goods, gloves, scarfs and toiletries for vulnerable families, individuals and food banks in the area. 

Tracey Turner, Student Relations Officer at Keighley College, said: “This annual collection is a great opportunity to give back to the community. As many of us look forward to the Christmas period, we must think about those disadvantaged families who often find this time difficult.

“We have a key role to play in supporting those people who need it most, and it’s humbling to see how many students and staff are making contributions to the calendar. The initiative also gives students an insight into food poverty and showcases the importance of helping others.”

Each box on the display will be filled and at the end of term, the contents of the calendar are distributed.