Care parcels support student families

Care parcels support student families

Trafford College has put together a special delivery of almost 300 care parcels for a group of students and their families during the Covid-19 crisis.

Staff and students packed non-perishable goods and toiletries purchased by the College with the help of volunteers from Trafford Council.

College Student Engagement Lead, Michelle McLaughlin, said: “Families in Further Education can fall between the cracks when it comes to student welfare. Here, at Trafford College, we’re working closely with our partners at the Council to ensure this doesn’t happen and that no family goes without during this time of need.”

The care parcels from the ‘Community College Kitchen’ were dispatched by Council volunteers and College staff.

Cllr Graham Whitham, Trafford Council Executive Member for Communities and Partnerships, said: “This is a marvellous initiative by the College, ensuring those in need are supported.

“We are only too happy to have helped out and I would like to thank Sarah Grant and her team for their dedication and support.”

Volunteer driver Mark Hodgson said: “Working for a kind team that cares and is student centred was a motivating factor for me. Volunteering for Trafford Council and College has been an amazing and rewarding experience that gave me positive fulfilment, safe in the knowledge I was doing the right thing to support students. I’m just glad I was able to help out.”

The College would like to thank everyone for their support and Trafford Council Partnerships and Communities Manager Sarah Grant for helping get the project off the ground.

If you have an idea or would like to help, please contact Student Engagement Lead Michelle.Mclaughlin@tcg.ac.uk.