Brecon Beacons College (Part of NPTC Group of Colleges) students got into the Christmas spirit as they gathered to give something back to the community.
Students from the College, with help from campus manager, Kevin Morris, and lecturer, Sara Powell got together to give aid to people who are in crisis. The students have been collecting various items for the local food bank.
Sara adds: “We have done this in previous years with different student groups but because of the response of students and staff I think it could become an annual tradition.”
Already a range of food items has been collected such as Christmas puddings, Christmas snacks, and many more household essentials.
Kevin Morris says: “At the end of a year that has been difficult in many ways, Brecon Beacons College staff and students have been busy donating items of food to their chosen charity, Brecon Food Bank. Entering into the festive spirit and remembering the true joy of giving, both staff and students have thoroughly enjoyed collecting and delivering very much wanted items. With our collection bin overflowing with goods we were all very pleased to take part and to remember that the Christmas heart is a giving heart, a wide-open heart that thinks of others first.
“We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give”.
People can donate to many local outlets in Brecon if they are unable to donate to the College food box. e.g. Morrison’s, Co-Op, and many high street banks.
Also, Students and Staff at Newtown College (Part of NPTC Group of Colleges) chose Montgomery Family Crisis Centre as their chosen charity for this year’s Christmas collection. Fleur Franz-Morgan, Community Liaison Officer at the Crisis Centre thanked everyone for their generous donations which will go toward providing support for victims of domestic abuse in North Powys.