Students collect more than 100 gifts for children across the county

"The car was full to the brim with nearly 150 presents and the lady at salvation army was so impressed and gave big thank you to everyone who donated."

Samantha Mawdsley, BSc (Hons) Paramedic Science

Staff, students and members of the public have been donating to the Salvation Army through the Staffordshire University Christmas Appeal.

Students at Blackheath Lane have been gathering donations since mid-October and delivered them to the Salvation Army last week.

The campaign's purpose was to help bring Christmas joy to children in Staffordshire, who would not have any presents to open. The students wanted to give those children the chance to receive a present this year and put as many smiles on children's faces as possible.

Paramedic Science student, Samantha Mawdsley, said: "Thank you so much. I can not explain how truly grateful I am for everyone's support and generosity towards this Christmas appeal. We have had nearly 150 donations which will bring happiness to all the children who will be able to open a present on Christmas Day."
 
"The car was full to the brim with nearly 150 presents and the lady at salvation army was so impressed and gave big thank you to everyone who donated."