Husband and Wife Joint Gift Appeal Runs For The Fourth Year 

28th November 2023 Off By Claire Williams

Christ the King Sixth Forms and East Kent Colleges Group are set to work on another Christmas campaign, this time seeking to raise more than ever before in donations and gifts. 

Now in its fourth year, the campaign run by husband-and-wife team Shireen Razey (Executive Principal of Christ the King Sixth Forms) and Graham Razey (Chief Executive at EKC Group) targets those in need, spreading festive cheer through the collaboration, with donations and gifts totalling over £20,000 so far. 

The Christmas Gift Appeal and charity art auction, organised by Christ the King Sixth Forms (CTK) and East Kent Colleges Group (EKC), aspire to continue this tradition. The gifts, donations and funds raised will go towards child hospice charity Demelza, Refuge, Lewisham Foodbank, homelessness charity The Manna Society and the St Vincent De Paul Society, which tackles poverty and disadvantage. 

Shireen Razey, Executive Principal of Christ the King Sixth Forms said: 

“We are delighted to be organising our annual Christmas Gift Appeal again this year. We know what a difference it makes to the local charities we support. Many families continue to face real hardship, and we hope our appeal makes a difference to those at Christmas time. CTK staff and students contribute hugely to social action work within the local community throughout the year, and we are always touched by your kind donations to our Christmas Appeal.” 

The art auction, which is running via this webpage, sees students and staff from across the two College groups donating artworks to be sold for charity. Bidding on the art auction closes at 1pm on the 11th December, with items aiming to be sent out before Christmas Day. 

Those who would rather simply donate money to the campaign can do so via the colleges ‘GoFundMe’ link. 

Suggestions for items that can be donated include:

  • toys
  • puzzles
  • colouring/puzzle books
  • gift vouchers
  • toiletries
  • chocolates
  • biscuits
  • hot beverages. 

The deadline for donating gifts is Wednesday 13th December.