By Lauren Russell
A group of sixth form colleges based in has won a prestigious award for its charity gift appeal which raised more than 1000 gifts and nearly £6000 for those in need.
The Christ the King Sixth Forms (CTK) has been awarded the 2021 Community Impact Award by the Sixth Form Colleges Association (SFCA), the established voice of dedicated sixth form education and the centre of a national network of sixth form providers
This comes after the group of Catholic sixth forms, which has campuses in Sidcup, Brockley and Blackheath, launched the CTK Christmas Gift Appeal encouraging locals to buy Christmas presents or to donate towards helping a local disadvantaged child.
Shireen Razey, Principal of Christ the King Sixth Forms said: “We were delighted that CTK’s community work was acknowledged and we have been awarded the SFCA Award for Community Impact.
Our students strive to make a real difference to the local community.
It’s great that we were able to make such a difference to those that have experienced real hardship this year”.
The Sixth Forms also held an art auction with work donated by both staff and students, raising over £1,000 for the appeal.
The money and donations raised went to three local charities: St Vincent de Paul Society, Lewisham Refuge and Demelza Hospice.
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