School donates 50 blankets for winter

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Students handed over blankets this week as part of their Donate a Blanket winter campaign.

The Webber Independent School partnered with Age UK Milton Keynes to launch a ‘Donate a Blanket’ campaign, aimed at providing older people with extra warmth this winter.

The school received an overwhelming response to the campaign, with a total of 50 blankets collected in just 10 weeks. The blankets will be taken to sheltered homes within the local community and any additional blankets will be sold in Age UK shops.

Mervyn Kohler, Age UK spokesman said: “We would like to thank the school for highlighting such a burning issue. Many people, especially OAPs face a stark choice between heating and eating during the winter months. The ‘Donate a Blanket’ campaign was a great initiative and success.”

Sue Vig, Principal at The Webber Independent School said: “The children have worked incredibly hard to collect blankets for Age UK, whilst doing so they have also taken time to reflect on the overall message behind the campaign. We are very proud of them and hope to support Age UK again in the future.

For further information about The Webber Independent School, visit www.webberindependentschool.co.uk or www.ageuk.org.uk.