Redlands College students get involved with Star Community Services' Christmas appeal

Students are jumping aboard a Christmas campaign to help combat isolation in the Redlands.

Star Community Services is looking for Christmas gifts suitable for someone over 65, as loneliness and isolation tops the list of concerns for wellbeing of senior Australians.

Redlands College students have joined in to help collect gifts.

School captain Lilly Dawson said she and her classmates were pleased to get behind the cause.

Back, from left, Alexandra Finley, Sarah Handreck, Hannah Padubry. Front, from left, Kiara White, Lilly dawson

Back, from left, Alexandra Finley, Sarah Handreck, Hannah Padubry. Front, from left, Kiara White, Lilly dawson

"Christmas is a time of giving and we all thought it would be wonderful to be able to give to elderly people who are on their own," Lilly said.

"Everyone was very excited to be part of supporting others in the community, especially at this time of year."

Star Community Services' acting general manager, Melissa Bannerman, praised the kids for their support during what can be a tough time for seniors.

"Christmas is a time that can highlight loneliness for vulnerable people," she said.

"Young people proactively showing their support is a sign that this generation is on a good track.

Thank you to Redlands College students for your actions."

Bartons Capalaba, Bendigo Bank Victoria Point and Cleveland, the Redlands Sporting Club, Redland Libraries and the Redland City Bulletin are supporting the appeal.

You can see the drop-off points, or donate to the appeal, here