Sixth Form students collect room full of donations for charity shop

Four Scarborough Sixth Form philosophy students have collected donations for the Yorkshire Coast Sight Support charity shop (YCSS) on Falsgrave Road.

By Corinne Macdonald
Friday, 31st January 2020, 3:17 pm
Updated Friday, 31st January 2020, 3:36 pm

Students, Tabitha Hay, Daniel Swain, Abbie Woollens and Milissa Fyfe-Barr organised the collection for the local charity, which has a dedicated team of staff and volunteers who support those with sight loss and visual impairment.

The charity organises social groups and meetings and offers assisted technology and equipment within Scarborough.

Daniel said: "This support is essential for people with sight impairments as there is nothing else like it in the area.”

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From left: Tabitha Hay, teacher Aimee Horsley, Abigail Woollens and Daniel Swain. Picture: Scarborough Sixth Form

As part of their ambassadors role within the Philosophy, Theology and Ethics department, the students planned and organised the collection to raise awareness for the charity shop, which can be found in the old Barclays bank building on Falsgrave Road.

They did this through taking donations from staff, students, parents and the local community over the three weeks following Christmas.

Altogether they collected over 30 large bags and 20 boxes full of clothes, DVDs, books, toiletries, children’s toys and games.

They also raised nearly £175 for Guide Dogs.

Tabitha said: “This charity event has been really valuable for the charity but also our college community.

"It has allowed us to work together as a college to help improve society which has been so lovely to see.

"I am really proud of everything we have achieved over the last month.”

The group gave special thanks to Estate Agents Ellis Hay for supporting the event and providing them with a further collection point in town.

Aimee Horsley, philosophy teacher, thanked everyone who donated and enabled the event to be a success.

She said: “I am overwhelmed by the generosity that has been shown by so many people who have supported us in this event. I am so proud of the students for achieving such a wonderful outcome.”