The chocolate orange challenge: they’re not Terry’s, they’re Elliott’s!
Donations are being collected at the Chorley Campus reception up to the 20th December.
Elliott suffered from a condition called Congenital Cytomeglavirus. He spent a lot of his young life in hospital. When Elliott was in the hospital over Christmas in 2008, with pneumonia, Chris (Elliot’s dad) bought one of the physiotherapists a chocolate orange as a thank you gift.
Chris never wanted to celebrate Christmas again when Elliott passed away just before Christmas in 2010 aged 4. But then Chris decided he wanted to do something positive to cherish his memory. Elliott never gave up, despite all that was thrown at him from the day he was born.
So Chris started an appeal for chocolate oranges, to collect as many as possible for the following Christmas in Elliott’s memory. He wanted to say thank you to those who care and for the incredible work they do for all our loved ones.
Last year students from XLC collected 60 chocolate oranges, which were given out on Christmas Eve and Christmas day to hospital staff in the local area. Again, this year all the chocolate oranges donated will be given out over the Christmas period to hospital staff as a thank you in Elliott’s memory.
Can we beat last year’s total????