Pupils support hospice patients this winter

Pupils have been busy spreading festive cheer during December by generously donating treats to support vulnerable members of the community.

The school children prepared more than 30 gift hampers as part of its Festive Winter Gift Programme filled with goodies, such as toiletries and biscuits. On 19 December the hampers were delivered to patients at the Thames Hospice in Windsor and to the Slough Homeless Our Concern charity.

The school’s Festive Winter Gift Programme sees pupils taking part in fundraising activities, donating gifts to people in need of support and giving their time volunteering to demonstrate their contributions to the wider community through charitable actions.

Year 10 pupil Maryam said:

“Taking part in the Festive Winter Gift Programme has been a wonderful and rewarding experience. In the spirit of the festive season, it is important we remember to support those less fortunate than ourselves in our local community.”

Principal Karim Murcia said:

“I am very proud of our pupils. As a school community we are keen to ensure that people receive gifts this winter so they know that people are thinking of them. It has been very heartening to see our pupils coming together to organise the collection of donations.

“Through our charitable endeavours we aim for it to have a lifelong impact on the girls, so they continue to contribute further to good causes in our local area and realise it can be very rewarding.”

Pupils selected the two local charities because of the positive difference they make to the lives of local people.  Thames Hospice provides expert care for people living with life-limiting illnesses in East Berkshire and South Buckinghamshire. Slough Homeless Our Concern (SHOC), which provides support towards recovery and transformation and helps prevent rough sleeping

For further information about Thames Hospice visit www.thameshospice.org.uk

For further information about SHOC visit www.sloughhomeless.org.uk.

Pupils from Eden Girls’ School, Slough donated hampers to patients at Thames Hospice as part of the school’s Festive Winter Gift Programme

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