Fifteen Barnsley College Media students have been collecting food to donate to Barnsley Food Bank this Christmas.

The students decided to help those in need during the festive period rather than taking part in a Secret Santa present swap. They each collected cans and packet foods to donate as well as putting an advert on the ‘No Restrictions Barnsley Freecycle’ Facebook page seeking donations.

Course tutor Amanda Nam said: “I’m overwhelmed by the response of the students. They have gone to a lot of trouble to organise this and it’s great that they’re helping out their local community in a time of need.”

Media student Dominic Davenport, 16, added: “I’ve enjoyed taking part in this project as I want to help those who are less fortunate at Christmas.”

Last updated: 23rd December 2014

Originally posted on: 23rd December 2014