Year in industry student Jean-Marc Otomonga and the team at Blackpool North began collecting donations for the 'Corona Kindness' initiative, run by Blackpool Council and volunteers, which is providing food parcels and vital support to residents.
The first collection, including kitchenware, sanitary products, second-hand clothes and toys, has been sent to the Talbot & Brunswick Family Hub and will make a real difference to those that have been most affected during the crisis.
Jean-Marc, said: “I'm proud to be helping the local community as COVID has affected many lives, not just physically but economically. A few months ago I was made aware of some of the difficulties faced by people in Blackpool and this inspired me to take the initiative and do something different as a year in Industry student at Northern.
“COVID made me realise just how much I needed to finish off this project before my placement ends later this month. I can now leave knowing that the team at Blackpool North and I have had a positive impact on those families that will benefit.”
Jean-Marc and the team at Blackpool Northern plan to collect more donations from Northern colleagues in the coming weeks to further support the community.