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Lawrence House Collection

Now a well-established tradition at JC6, Year 13 students have again shown their support to Lawrence House in Hinckley over the festive period. Creating ‘Goodie Bags’ for young people staying there over Christmas, this annual event is one which sees students take a moment to think of others.

JC6 students worked in their tutor groups to create a bag full of gifts for one of the 12 young men or women staying at Lawrence House, part of the Hinckley Homeless Group. These thoughtful gifts ranged from socks and dressing gowns, to chocolate and toiletries, with students putting a lot of time and thought into their goodie bags. “From the outset our students were really keen and switched on to this project, really thinking about treats that the young people there would like. It’s really pulled the group together in a very positive way,” said JC6’s Kate Cook, Year 13 Tutor.

Paula Tomkins, John Cleveland Sixth Form Administrator and co-ordinator of the Lawrence House Christmas Appeal commented, “It is really heart-warming to see students create their goodie bags and to know that their acts of kindness will make a real difference,” she went on to say, “as the young people in Lawrence House are between 16 – 25 years of age it is a cause particularly close to our student’s hearts. They have really thought about what it must be like to be in someone else’s shoes and have all worked together to create a truly special gift bag to put a smile on someone’s face.”

Louise Adams, Project Manager from the Hinckley Homeless Group said, “Thank you very much to JC6 for thinking of us. Lawrence House is busier than ever and it really means a lot when young people help young people.”

Everybody here at John Cleveland Sixth Form Centre would like to wish all the residents of Lawrence House a very Happy Christmas and hope they enjoy their goodie bags full of festive cheer!