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Helicopter drops into Priestley College
12:20pm Wednesday 18th December 2013 in News
STUDENTS at Priestley College got to see Father Christmas use a different type of aircraft on Monday.
He was joined by mambers of the Royal Air Force on a helicopter before visiting Alder Hey Children's Hospital in Liverpool and The Royal Manchester Children's Hospital, Manchester to drop off presents.
Flt Lt Stephens, from the Royal Air Force Careers Office in Liverpool, said: "Our aim is to raise morale amongst the children in hospital over Christmas by delivering Christmas presents in a way only the RAF can.
“The presents are bought by charitable donations from RAF personnel serving at various RAF stations from around the UK.”
Father Christmas started his journey at the Latchford college where public services students have helped raise £1500 by cycling the distance of Land's End to John O'Groats. They also wrapped many of the presents.
Priestley Tutor Chris Seaton said: "Many of our public services students are aiming for a career in the RAF or armed forces so to get this opportunity to work with them on a project such as this is great.
“They really enjoyed the challenge of raising the money and feel great knowing the difference they will be making to the children's Christmases."
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