Charitable pupils offer some festive warmth

Scarborough College donate clothes to the Rainbow Centre'From left,Phil Wilson,Ruth Macdonald,Beth Normandale,Amant Avinash and Nadia Bentley hand over the clothes to the  Rainbow Centre Vice Chairman of Trustees Peter Walser.'Picture by Neil Silk  115022'13/12/11
Scarborough College donate clothes to the Rainbow Centre'From left,Phil Wilson,Ruth Macdonald,Beth Normandale,Amant Avinash and Nadia Bentley hand over the clothes to the Rainbow Centre Vice Chairman of Trustees Peter Walser.'Picture by Neil Silk 115022'13/12/11

GENEROUS students from a Scarborough school have provided some welcome festive to needy people in the town.

The youngsters from Scarborough College raised £360 to buy warm clothes for homeless people thanks to a huge donation day.

The clothes will be distributed by The Rainbow Centre and Peter Walser, its vice chairman of Trustees, visited the school to see what had been purchased.

Ruth Macdonald, who helped co-ordinate the fundraising, bought the clothes from a number of shops in the town.

She said: “I had to be careful where I bought the clothing from to make sure the money went as far as possible and the clothes would be nice and warm.

“We managed to buy seven coats, 22 hat and glove sets, 20 scarves, 50 pairs of thick socks and 23 pairs of jeans.

“The clothing will hopefully help people to stay warm over Christmas and throughout 2012.”

The school revealed it is also set to raise more money for charity with a Sportsmans’ Dinner.