A RECORD number of boxes of love have been collected at Felpham Community College.
More than 40 of the containers were filled by its students for the latest Christmas appeal held by Link for Hope.
The charity was established in 1991 and the college has supported it for many years.
A variety of items like screwdrivers, reading glasses, toiletries, sweets and chocolates, hats and scarves and colouring books were donated.
Sixth form student Megan Balcombe, who is the college’s head of charity, said: “We encouraged students to bring in one or two items each and fill a shoe box between a class.
“That way, lots of people were able to make a small contribution which all together can make a big difference.
“Our charity committee helped sort and wrap all the boxes and it was great to see how full and exciting we managed to get them all.”
Acting deputy headteacher Michelle Kelly said: “We support the shoe box appeal every winter as we encourage our students to help others less fortunate, especially at this time of year.”
Link to Hope is a Christian charity which re-builds lives and communities in eastern Europe through education and social care.