Selfless schoolkids help Sheffield homeless

Pupils from Dronfield Henry Fanshawe School have been raising money and collecting shoe boxes full of essentials for homeless people in Sheffield.

Monday, 19th December 2016, 12:38 pm
Updated Thursday, 29th December 2016, 2:12 pm
Cathedral Archer Project

Students have been working alongside Cathedral Archer Project to help those in need this Christmas.

The school has already raised £600 through fundraising events such as Mario Kart tournament and non-school uniform days.

Homelessness at a glance (Crisis & Joseph Rowntree Foundation)

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Megan Spotswood, deputy head girl, said: “We came across it (Cathedral Archer Project) when I became this summer really aware of people’s negative attitudes towards homeless people. The way they treated homeless people, I could feel deep inside something had to be done.”

Cathedral Archer Project helps homeless people get on back on their feet, offering vital services such as one-to-one support, vital medicines and more.

Students, whop aim to raise £1,000 for the charity, wrapped shoe boxes full of essentials for homeless people

Danny Magill, who works in the fundraising department of the charity, said: “From our point of view, we think it’s great to see such young people supporting charities and engaging with difficult, complicated issues such as homelessness.”

Cathedral Archer Project video still (Kieran Cobley)

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Cathedral Archer Project video still (Kieran Cobley)