Calday Grange Grammar School donate 396 gifts to the Tranmere Rovers Super White Christmas Appeal!
In line with the Club’s #SWA2 ticket initiative, which enables disadvantaged local people to attend Tranmere Rovers matches at Prenton Park, the Super White Christmas Appeal will help both children and adults enjoy some of the festive experiences which most of us take for granted.
After the success of last year’s appeal, we felt that the impact that it had on the community was something we wanted to replicate in 2018.
As part of our Super White Christmas Appeal, along with local schools and businesses, we collect gifts to give to local charities and those in need over the Christmas period.
The Tranmere Rovers in the Community team went along to Calday Grange with Rover the mascot and Chairman Mark Palios to collect all 396 presents that the school generously donated to the Super White Christmas Appeal.
Geoff Bosworth (Business Studies Teacher) and Nicola Mounsey (Curriculum Coordinator) have both been instrumental in this appeal within Calday and have helped the school to break last year’s collection record by nearly double.
The school also very generously donated £1,500 to our #SWA2 initiative which will buy tickets for disadvantaged local people who otherwise could not afford to attend Tranmere Rovers games.
This is the third year that the Super White Christmas Toys Appeal has taken place at Tranmere Rovers and it has helped the local and wider Wirral community.
As part of the wider Super Whites Christmas Appeal and as we have done each year, the Club shall be hosting care leavers on Christmas Day for some festive food and activities. On Boxing Day we will be hosting an event for adults in need.
We are inviting adults who are suffering from loneliness, homelessness or would just need cheering up over the Christmas Period whom we think would benefit from this event. We hope to give adults who might not be able to access a hot meal, someone to talk to or a safe place over Christmas with something to look forward to.
Tranmere Rovers Chairman Mark Palios said:
“Calday Grammar’s contribution to the Super White Christmas initiative is truly incredible. Last year their pupils donated 215 gifts and they have almost double that this year. We see first-hand the impact that these donations have on children and families who, without it, may not have any gifts at Christmas.
We pride ourselves on being a community club, and I want to thank Calday for being a vital part of our SWX Christmas campaign. Without the generous contributions of their pupils and the hard-work of the school staff who organise it all, we wouldn’t be able to have the widespread impact that we do.”
If you know someone who could benefit from Super White Christmas or if you would like to volunteer your time, please contact [email protected] or call 0151 608 2354.