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Posting cards with post pals

Date Posted: 21/12/2017 | Posted In: Latest news

BTEC Sport and Leisure, and A Level Travel and Tourism students from QE have been working with the charity, Post Pals, to send Christmas cards to young people throughout the UK with life-limiting conditions. The organisation, established in 2002, aims to provide support and friendship to ill children and their siblings by delivering cards and little gifts, and has the endorsement of TV presenter and radio DJ, Fearne Cotton. In total, the students from QESFC sent over 100 cards wishing the children a happy Christmas and letting them know that people are thinking of them during the festive period.

Nancy Wall, Course Leader for Travel and Tourism at the College, explains: ‘At Christmas, it’s really important to remember that there are people who are going through extremely difficult times, and often, just a small gesture from somebody else can mean so much’. Sport and Leisure student, Marcus Hunton, adds: ‘The fact that something so little can make such a big difference is great. We should all think about doing something extra for others at Christmas’.

Marie Hedley, teacher of Travel and Tourism, concludes: ‘The students this year have supported a number of different events to help those who are less fortunate than themselves. They should be extremely proud of themselves’.