Once again, the students at Tottington High School have surpassed our expectations with their generosity. After the launch of our annual Reverse Advent Calendar appeal, students from years 7 to 11 gave generously to this charity appeal in aid of homeless people across Bury.

Delighted form tutors were inundated with donations, which ranged from practical items such as toothpaste, toothbrushes, shower gel and deodorants to tasty treats like biscuits and chocolate.

This marvelous array of much needed items will be distributed next week to the service users at Time4 Change in Bury. The organization, which hosts a breakfast club has seen a 33% raise in the number of people in need of its service over the past 12 months.

Those who access the service are provided with a nutritious meal and a hot drink.

Thanks to our students, encouraging teachers and amazingly supportive parents, the service users will also have some Christmas treats to enjoy as well as essential items to take away. I am so proud of our students and extremely grateful for parental support in this endeavor.

Happy Christmas and all the best for a peaceful new year!