10th Dec, 2016

University brings festive joy to Moathouse Centre

Shaun Reynolds 22nd Dec, 2015 Updated: 28th Oct, 2016

STAFF at Warwick University helped spread some Christmas cheer this festive season by delivering a bumper load of presents to the Moathouse Centre.

Aided by the Coventry Foster Carers’ Association, the presents will light up the eyes of Coventry youngsters who are supported by Coventry Social Care and the Families First team.

Fiona Linton, from the University of Warwick and Coventry Foster Carer’s Association member, said: “As a long term foster carer, I am aware some families will struggle in providing presents to their children.

“We have collected presents at the University of Warwick for the last eight years – but this has been by far the most we have ever managed to collect.”

A meeting room was piled from floor to ceiling with toys and gifts to be distributed by social workers on their visits to families who might otherwise struggle to give their children gifts over the festive period.

Coun Ed Ruane, who delivered a car-full of gifts to the centre from StudioCV34 Gym, said: “I’m grateful for the hard work and effort of Fiona Linton, her work colleagues, and the support of the Foster Carers’ Association.

“This is a cause close to all of our hearts and it’s incredible to see the overwhelming generosity of the staff at Warwick University.

“It’s great to know that numerous Coventry children will be able to open up a present on Christmas Day because of the university’s support.”