Last week, Lincoln UTC presented The Nomad Trust with over 100 belated Christmas gifts and £118 to help them provide welfare services for homeless people and people in need in and around Lincoln.
The gifts, which included food and personal care items, were donated by students and staff as part of December’s Reverse Advent Calendar. Every day between 6th and 20th December, different donations were requested, ranging from tea and coffee, tinned vegetables and rice and pasta as well as deodorants, shampoo and show gel.
Melissa Gaffney and Shaun Stripling from The Nomad Trust visited the school yesterday to collect the gifts.
At the same time, Rosella Gugliotta, National Citizen Service (NCS) Engagement Officer at the Education Business Partnership, popped in. Last summer, a group of our students took part in National Citizen Service and as part of a community action fundraising project, they raised £118.
The students decided to donate the money to The Nomad Trust and Rosella decided to join the group as they presented their present to the charity.
"This is the second year that we’ve run a Reverse Advent Calendar," says Ross Little, Head of Key Stage 5 and Head of Business. "Lincoln UTC is committed to playing an active role in the local community and always try our best to support charitable events. The Reverse Advent Calendar is a prime example of this and sees both staff and students getting involved and helping people who need support. The Nomad Trust works incredibly hard and we’re pleased to have made a small contribution to the support them. I’d like to thank all of the pupils and teachers who donated food and for the people who donated money to our NCS team."
The Nomad Trust is a Christian based registered charity which provides welfare services in the City of Lincoln for those who are homeless or otherwise in need. To find out more about the Trust and what they do, visit https://nomadtrust.org.uk