The youngsters helping others at Christmas time

A christmas flute piece by members of staff. Picture: Tortie Ward

A christmas flute piece by members of staff. Picture: Tortie Ward - Credit: Tortie Ward

Channelling the true message of Christmas, students from Easton and Otley college are thinking of others this season.

Student Andrea Mendham presents Hannah Worsley, project manager for Norwich Food Bank, with the coll

Student Andrea Mendham presents Hannah Worsley, project manager for Norwich Food Bank, with the college's collection. Picture: Tortie Ward - Credit: Tortie Ward

At the college's annual carol service held at the Norfolk campus, students collected donations for Norwich Foodbank.

For the second year running the carol service has collaborated with the organisation that helps feed the hungry and people in crisis and on Tuesday the college donated six boxes of food.

Hannah Worsley, project manager of the Norwich food bank, said: 'Last year the college donated about 50 kilos of goods and this year it looks like we have received more this year.

'It helps us at our busiest time of the year, we expect to feed around 900 to 1000 people this month. So having donations at this time of year is really helpful.'

Although families are not just feeling the pinch at Christmas time, throughout the year Norwich Foodbank feeds between nine and ten thousand people.

Ms Worsley. added: 'Even if you can only donate one tin every now and then, it really does help people.'

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The carol service in hosted in the sports hall included readings, poems and the students' interpretation of the 12 days of Christmas.

Beth Norman, student services manager at the Easton campus, said: 'We were keen to do something for people in need at Christmas. It's a time of year when you start to think of others and the hardships they are going through therefore we are delighted to be working with the Norwich food bank for the second year running.

'Students here are the future - so it's important that we make them to think of those around them in a positive way. They will then be able to take this away and make a difference to those around them when they leave us.'

- To find your nearest location to make a donation, visit www.networknorwich.co.uk

- If you have a news story about a local group doing something for charity, email jemma.walker@archant.co.uk