Having raised a whopping £860.55 for us during a Sainsbury’s bag pack last year, the Year 6 class at St Joseph’s Primary School, Cadogan Street, continue to find new ways to support the Centre.
Earlier this week, Sandra Deeble, our community fundraiser, was invited to an assembly at the school. Two pupils, Shina and Luis, read out the message below, before presenting Sandra with a collection of hampers.
‘Last term Year 6 did a lot of work about homelessness and the devastating effects that it can have on people’s lives.
‘We were lucky to be able to go and visit the Cardinal Hume Centre and see the amazing work that the people do there. We helped to raise money just before Christmas by helping to pack shoppers’ bags in Sainsbury’s at Pimlico – people very kindly gave us money for the Centre in return for us packing their bags.
‘We wanted, as a school, to help the Centre, which was why we decided to collect an assortment of toiletries. Our mums are always telling us how expensive everything is to buy – especially toothpaste and soap etc, so we hope that our small donation will help all of your young homeless people at the Cardinal Hume Centre.’
It’s a fantastic idea, which will help our young residents feel clean and confident, ready for interviews or starting apprenticeships.
A big thank you goes to Mrs Anne Evans, everyone at Year 6, and in fact, the whole of St Joseph’s School for being kind, generous and bags of fun!
If your school might be interested in doing a similar collection for the Centre, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org