Branching from an offhand comment in his Development Office interview last year, Upper Sixth student Elijah Nix set up the Giving Tree. Supporting three charities and two primary schools to bring a little Christmas joy, Elijah and several other Development Interns collected, wrapped, and gifted over 1300 presents. This year they hope to repeat the success.
Due to the Covid pandemic there have been a few complications but the Giving Tree is back with all safety restrictions in place. Tags can be taken from the tree in the Gracechurch Centre and gifts can be placed back in the baskets by the tree. Bishop Vesey’s students will then collect and wrap them before delivering the gifts to local charities in time for Christmas.
The tree will be manned from 2.30-5.00pm every weekday and from 10am-3.00pm every Saturday and Sunday. The last day for collections will be Sunday 20th December.
The Charities being supported this year are St Basil’s, Birmingham City Mission, the Salvation Army and the Sutton Coldfield Chamber of Commerce’s chosen charity – the Sutton Coldfield YMCA.
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