Pupils from a primary school in Neasden donate hampers for lonely pensioners

Pupils from Mitchell Brook Primary School donated 24 hampers to Age UK Brent

Pupils from Mitchell Brook Primary School donated 24 hampers to Age UK Brent - Credit: Archant

Pupils at a primary school in Neasden have filled hampers especially for elderly people who may be lonely this Christmas.

The children from Mitchell Brook Primary School in Bridge Road donated 24 hampers to Age UK Brent.

Many of the hampers had been handmade by the pupils with caring cards and messages to wish the elderly a Merry Christmas.

They added dry food, crossword, activity and fiction books as well as some winter warmers such as gloves.

They were collected by the chairman Age UK Brent, Tony Burch and charity trustee Heather Dupille on December 5.

Pupil Nicholas Monteleone, 11, said: “I think it is good that Mitchell Brook Primary School made these hampers, because it means we get to support people in our community directly. I didn’t know so many people spent Christmas alone, it makes us more aware of the problem.”

According to a 2015 NHS report more than 8,000 pensioners live alone in Brent.

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