Church groups celebrate Oxley High’s decade of caring for kids

THE students of Oxley High School deserve top marks for an outstanding display of generosity to help those doing it tough this Christmas.

The school – led by its student representative council – yesterday presented the Uniting Church and Salvation Army with the spoils from their successful Christmas appeal.

About 1000 gifts will be divided evenly between the two organisations and distributed to Tamworth children facing a difficult Christmas.

Uniting Church representative Lorraine Furze said she was stunned at the kindness the entire school community had demonstrated.

“This is their 10th year of doing it and each year they collect gifts and raise money for gifts to give to needy children,” Mrs Furze said.

“The children raised money by doing Santa photos and they ran a cupcake stall during the week at school and went out and used that money to buy gifts to put under the tree.

“Unfortunately, with job uncertainty becoming a big issue and things like medical expenses and electricity bills really impacting on people’s finances, there are  lots of people out there who are really struggling at this time of the year so the children’s generosity is really welcome.”

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