A group of school children in Hull have made it their mission to support as many families as possible this Christmas.
Santa Squad is the brainchild of children Ava, Phoebe, Thea and Laurie, aged between 9-10, at Kingswood Parks Primary. Working in partnership with schools across the city, they help children and families across Hull and the surrounding areas by collecting toys, clothes, toiletries and food for their ‘Big Christmas Collection’.
Last year they supported more than 100 families.
Families in need of support are asked to contact their children’s schools directly, with the schools then referring the request directly to Santa Squad. Gifts are then shared anonymously back via the schools.
This year, Santa Squad is hoping to support more families than ever, so Kingswood Parks Primary are letting the children use their school hall to pack, wrap and distribute gifts.
Simon Harris, deputy headteacher at Kingswood Parks Primary School, said: “Kingswood Parks Primary School is thrilled to be supporting the Santa Squad in providing Christmas presents to children across the city who are most in need.
“We are proud of the thoughtful children who came up with the idea and well done to the parents for supporting them to make it happen.
“Thank you to everyone for your generous donations.”
You can support Santa Squad in a number of ways. You can donate directly to their Go Fund Me Page, send them gifts directly from their Amazon Wishlist, or by donating items at their designated drop off points. All this information can be found on their Facebook page.