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The Big Give's record year!

Over 2,000 items were collected and donated to the local Food Bank prior to Christmas, following a campaign by our Community Hub called The Big Give. 

In the run up to the holidays, our offices were filling up with festive goodies, including biscuits, chocolates and toiletries, to support local families. 

Katie McLaren, Head of Extended Services, said: “Last year we set ourselves the target of giving just over 1,000 items to the Food Bank.

“People were so generous that we really raised the bar in what we hoped to achieve – and the community did not let us down!” 

In addition, generous students also raised over £150 at The Bridge Christmas Market to help support disadvantaged families in this area. 

Rebecca Lowe, Student Support Lead, said: “Having so many people coming to support the students’ market meant so much. Not only did we raise lots of money, but the support and encouragement we  received was fantastic.”