Keighley College launches reverse advent calendar

Keighley College is counting down to Christmas with its ‘reverse’ advent calendar for students and families in need during the festive period. 

In its second year, the calendar allows students and staff to donate food, clothes and toiletries for disadvantaged students and families. Starting on 1 December, each box on the display will be filled and at the end of term, the contents of the calendar are distributed.

This year’s advent calendar is coordinated by Health and Social Care students, supported by the Learner Experience team. 

Steve Kelly, Principal of Keighley College, said: “Being able to give something back to our students and their families this year is incredibly important to us. We appreciate how difficult this year has been and our students have shown admirable resilience and strength.

“As many families may be struggling this Christmas, the calendar aims to support them by providing valuable products such as toothpaste, toothbrushes and shampoo. Last year’s calendar was incredibly successful – we were humbled by the kindness of everyone at college and felt privileged to be able to support our community.”