Posted on 11 November 2021
Care Experienced and Estranged Students may have nowhere to go over the winter vacation, may spend Christmas Day alone, and may not receive a single gift.
Fran Hornsby, the dedicated contact for Care Experienced and Estranged Students, said: “We were astonished by people’s generosity last year, and want to continue to demonstrate our care this year. We need your help so that our stockings can be jam-packed with thoughtful and lovely gifts (and Christmas socks!).”
Our students really appreciate the gifts they receive. In 2020, one said: “The first time I received a Christmas stocking was last year. If I’m honest I wasn’t even expecting anything from anyone so it was just a welcome surprise. It was really nice to know that the University cared about us students who wouldn’t really be celebrating Christmas. I felt like I wasn’t truly alone and everything was just so thoughtful.”
Each stocking costs £30 and we are aiming to provide 100 stockings this year.
Please contribute before Sunday 21 November.